Investigation Dropped in North Adams Airport Fuel Discrepancy
The Berkshire Eagle reports that Police have dropped an investigation into former Airport Commission member Trevor Gilman and Teamflys, the scenic flight and flight instruction company he managed as a volunteer at the city's airport.
Mayor Thomas Bernard confirmed that the city was informed of the decision Friday morning.
Gilman was removed from the Airport Commission last December by former Mayor Richard Alcombright, amid an inquiry into an unpaid balance in the city-owned Harriman-and-West Airport's fuel account.
Gilman's attorney, Timothy Shugrue, said Gilman fully cooperated with Massachusetts State Police over the course of several months, conducting multiple interviews and releasing records such as emails.
"There was no wrong doing, everything was above board," Shugrue told The Eagle.
Gilman, a professional pilot, became synonymous with the airport as a decade-plus volunteer there.
As a volunteer and commissioner, Gilman oversaw the airport's self-service fuel system. He acknowledged his substantial role at Harriman-and-West in a May 2017 email to Alcombright and Airport Commission Chairman Jeffrey Naughton that was obtained by The Eagle via a Massachusetts Public Records request.
Bernard said there were "issues of internal control" of the fuel system at the airport that city officials have since worked to correct. In this case, he said the "the billing entity" and the user, Teamflys, became "hard to distinguish."
Teamflys' assets were sold and the company ceased to operate last December after about four years in business.