07/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Criminals Considered National Security Threats Were Allowed To Keep Federal Aviation Licenses

WASHINGTON At least six men suspected or convicted of crimes that threaten national security retained their federal aviation licenses, despite antiterrorism laws written after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that required license revocation. Among them was a Libyan sentenced to 27 years in prison by a Scottish court for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie.

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