NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A northern New Jersey man is due in federal court to face charges he ran a scheme to sell airplane parts that had been scrapped or rejected.
Gideon Vaisman of Edgewater was arrested Monday night. He is due in court Tuesday to face a wire fraud conspiracy charge that carries a 20-year maximum sentence.
The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges Vaisman and others bought scrapped airplane engine parts and created fake paper trails to hide the fact that they'd been rejected by licensed repair facilities.
The parts allegedly were cleaned and sanded at a facility in Suffern, N.Y., that was part of the scheme, and ultimately sold to aircraft owners.
It wasn't immediately known if any of the parts contributed to any airplane incidents or accidents.