How To Prepare For NTSB Investigative Interviews

When faced with a National Transportation Safety Board investigation, witnesses and companies must fully comprehend the legal nature and potential ramifications of their statements to investigators. For example, even if a witness is not sworn in, the statement is governed by 18 U.S.C. §1001 — which makes it a criminal offense to knowingly give false testimony or provide false records, says Gary Halbert, a partner with Holland & Knight LLP and former general counsel to the NTSB.

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