The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Angelo Efthimiatos, 49, of Sudbury, was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 months in prison followed by a year of supervised release after his conviction for flying without a valid pilot’s license last December.
The sentence will be served concurrently with an 18-month sentence from the Southern District of Iowa for violating terms of his prior federal supervised release. Efthimiatos, who has been in custody since April 2018, will receive credit for time served.
According to the indictment in the case and information presented at trial, just after midnight on April 10, 2018, Efthimiatos landed a small plane at the Rutland Regional Airport in North Clarendon, Vermont. The flight originated in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Efthimiatos was intercepted by federal agents at the airport and was arrested. He has been detained since that time. At the time of his arrest, Efthimiatos did not have a valid pilot’s license or “airman’s certificate” from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). His airman’s certificate had been revoked by the FAA as of July 1, 2014.