Bill Stokely, Flagstaff Resident and Oklahoma Ad-Man, Agrees to Forfeit Chopper and Plead Guilty In Tail-Number Ruse
Photo illustration: New Times Bill Stokely, Flagstaff resident and Oklahoma ad-man, has agreed to forfeit his helicopter and not fly or own aircraft for the next two years as part of a plea agreement in his criminal tail-number alteration case.
Bill Stokely of Flagstaff has agreed to forfeit his helicopter and not fly or own aircraft for two years in a deal that'll keep him out of prison for changing his chopper's tail number.
Stokely will also give up a claim to his Robinson R44 chopper, which was seized more than a year ago.
The agreement all but ends the bizarre case that began in October 2011 with reports of a mysterious chopper pilot stashing gas canisters all over the wildlands of Arizona. Federal officials checking into the reports uncovered no evidence of terrorism -- just a wealthy, aging, hot-dog of a pilot who didn't think rules applied to him.More »