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Former CCAD supervisors arrested for falsifying aircraft records

Posted: 4:26 PM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 17:26:58-04

Two former supervisors at the Corpus Christi Army Depot have been arrested on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records related to aircraft parts.

According to U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, 57-year-old Albert Flores and 54-year old Samuel Escarena were both ordered into custody at their initial court appearance today.

Both men were  indicted by a federal grand jury  on one count each of conspiracy and falsifying records related to aircraft parts.

According to the indictment ,  Flores and Escareno allegedly ordered or coerced other CCAD employees to make false entries and certifications on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter main rotor blade dynamic balance data sheets.

According to Patrick, Flores and Escarena allegedly falsified inspection records in order for rotor blades to appear to meet specifications when they actually did not.

If convicted, Flores and Escarena both face a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.