On August 8, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Delbert Garfield Stewart to 24 months of probation, including one weekend of incarceration, a $5,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. The investigation revealed that on June 20, 2019, Stewart piloted a Bellanca Model 17-30A single-engine aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate.

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FAA.