The now-defunct company’s clients included film and music celebrities. Some paid as much as $85,000 for flights.
Brothers Michael and Paul Brassington were indicted last year and accused of running illegal commercial charters and skirting safety requirements.
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.