A lawyer for a former charter jet company executive told jurors the government’s fraud case against his client is based on flawed testimony.
An executive lied about the weights of his planes, a practice that culminated in a fiery crash at Teterboro Airport that injured 20 people and caused millions in damage, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday.
The fraud and conspiracy trial of three executives of a defunct Florida air charter company took an unexpected twist Friday when a federal judge threw out the case against one of the men.
The government alleges Platinum lied about its planes’ weights in order to stock up on fuel at airports where they could get a cheaper price, like Teterboro.
Opening statements are getting under way at the federal trial of three officials from a charter jet company whose plane crashed at a New Jersey airport.
Disaster was averted Friday at Teterboro Airport — thanks to new protective barrier. A private jet skidded off the runway and stopped moments before crossing onto Route 46.
A 1958 DC-7 sightseeing aircraft was to travel south over the Hudson River to the Verrazano Bridge, then east toward Long Island, before returning to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.