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Jurors Deliberate Fate Of Fla. Charter Firm Execs

The scene after the February 2, 2005 crash in Teterboro, New Jersey. (File Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The scene after the February 2, 2005 crash in Teterboro, New Jersey. (File Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Jurors are in their first full day of deliberations in the fraud trial of two co-founders of a charter jet company whose plane crashed at Teterboro Airport in 2005.

Brothers Michael and Paul Brassington were indicted last year and accused of running illegal commercial charters and skirting safety requirements. Prosecutors also say they and their company, Platinum Jet Management of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., falsified documents to hide the fact they were overloading their planes with cheap fuel.

The now-defunct company’s clients included film and music celebrities. Some paid as much as $85,000 for flights.

The Feb. 2, 2005 crash at Teterboro injured 20 people and caused an estimated $30 million in damage.

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