November 11, 2009 - 10:26am

Three months ago the FAA issued an “Unapproved Parts Notification” for O-rings sold by Chatsworth Rubber and Gasket. Yesterday the owner of that company was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for selling uncertified rubber gaskets that were installed on Boeing 737s. Duane Lepire, 74, of Woodland Hills, Calif., was sentenced after pleading guilty last April to one count of fraud in the sale of aircraft parts.