Weco Exec Pleads Guilty To Shoddy Aircraft Repair

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The former general manager of Weco Aerospace Systems Inc. pled guilty Tuesday to endangering aircraft by using nonapproved materials and methods in part repairs, including in planes used by the city of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Jerry E. Kuwata, 63, pled guilty to a single count of conspiring to destroy aircraft facilities, as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. He was originally charged in September 2011 with 40 counts of conspiracy and fraud alongside other employees of Lincoln, Calif.-based Weco,...
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