Robert Kurrle, of Port Orange, Florida, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Orlando to falsely certifying thousands of commercial and private pilot examinations. Sentencing is set for September. An investigation by the Department of Transportation and the FBI with help from the FAA found Kurrle performed about 3,800 airman medical examinations, earning an estimated $523,740 in fees. He admitted that about 75% of his examinations were fraudulent. Kurrle issued medical certificates to ...

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