NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former executive of a Florida charter jet company whose plane crashed at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport has been sentenced to probation.
Joseph Singh worked for Platinum Jet Management. The now-defunct company flew charters that frequently carried high-end clients like Duran Duran, Keith Richards and Jay-Z.
The government investigated the company after one of its planes crashed on takeoff at Teterboro in 2005, injuring 20 people.
Singh pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted using unqualified pilots to fly the charters.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in Newark sentenced him to a year's probation and ordered him to pay $200,000 in restitution.
Singh testified last year against Platinum Jet co-founders Michael and Paul Brassington, who were convicted and await sentencing. Two others pleaded guilty. Charges were dropped against a sixth defendant.
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