On October 13, 2021, Matthew Jones was indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah for wire fraud and operating as an airman without an airman’s certificate. In May 2019, Jones falsely claimed to be a certified flight instructor (CFI) and signed a contract to train an individual who wanted to obtain fixed-wing and rotary wing ratings. According to FAA records, Jones advertised his status as a CFI through Instagram posts and text messages.