Wed, May 14, 2003
On Five Counts of Lying About DUIs
A Logan Airport air traffic controller was arrested Thursday on
a federal indictment charging him with five counts of making a
false statement about his criminal record, which included
convictions for driving while intoxicated, on a form he was
required to submit under oath each year to his employer, the
Federal Aviation Administration.
States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Theodore L. Doherty,
Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of
Transportation, Office of the Inspector General in New England,
announced today that Ronald Myles Hatch, II, age 48, of Lynnfield
(MA), was charged in an Indictment with five counts of using a
false document knowing it to contain a false statement. Hatch was
arrested Thursday morning and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge
Lawrence P. Cohen. He was subsequently released on a $25,000
The indictment alleges that each year since 1999 through 2003,
HATCH made false statements on his annual Federal Aviation
Administration Form 8500-8 by falsely representing that he had not
had any convictions involving driving while intoxicated.
If convicted on these charges, Mr. Hatch faces up to 5 years'
imprisonment, to be followed by 1 year of supervised release, and a
$250,000 fine on each of the five counts.
Hatch will be arraigned on the charges by Magistrate Judge Cohen
on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
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