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Florida Man Admits Scamming NJ Air Charter Firm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Florida man has admitted posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides.

Dante Dixon, a 45-year-old Miami resident who also lives in Akron, Ohio, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a complaint charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced April 23.

Prosecutors say Dixon and others conspired to fraudulently obtain at least three flights between May and June through Jet Aviation, a major business aviation provider based at Teterboro Airport.

They paid for the flights by tapping into a sham $350,000 line of credit issued by the company.

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