FORMER HBPA PRESIDENT SENTENCED TO
UNLICENSED PILOT SENTENCED FOR FALSIFYING CREDENTIALS
DARRYL GRANIER, SR., age 46, a resident of Covington, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon to three (3) years probation for attempted use of an false Coast Guard license, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. GRANIER was also ordered to pay a $500 fine.
GRANIER pled guilty on October 27, 2011 to a one count Bill of Information for presenting a forged U. S. Coast Guard license for employment as captain knowing the license he attempted to use was forged. GRANIER admitted that he had been denied a mariner’s license by the United States Coast Guard in 2004, and that the license he presented, License #1045563, to a company located in Galliano, Louisiana, was not issued to him by the Coast Guard and, in fact, belonged to someone else. The company contacted the United States Coast Guard Regional Exam Center to verify the status of GRANIER’s license and learned that License #1045563 did not belong to GRANIER and that he did not possess a valid license. The company did not hire him.
This case was investigated criminally by the United States Coast Guard Criminal Investigative Services and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy Manning Taylor.
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