FAA investigates Greenbrier Valley Airport after former employee files complaint

LEWISBURG, WV (WOAY) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the Greenbrier Valley Airport after a former employee filed a lengthy complaint of a corruption scandal.

“I was dismissed from my position only days before I was supposed to turn over boxes of evidence to a special investigator with the West Virginia Auditor Office,” said former Airport Director Stephen Snyder.

On May 6, 2020, the former Director of the Greenbrier Valley Airport, Stephen Snyder, sent a letter to the FAA, outlining 33 allegations against the Airport. Some of the complaints include inappropriate use of funds, fuel discounts, land leases, improper use of hangar rentals, and misuse of power.

“I brought this complaint with the FAA because I knew their statute of limitations was getting ready to run out, and we could not allow that to happen. They may be the only people with the power and capability to force someone to bring these issues to light,” said Snyder.

Snyder’s complaint centers primarily on the airport’s previous management team. However, most of the activities occurred before Snyder became Airport Director in 2015. According to Snyder, many positions and board members were replaced after the fact.

“The goal here is to bring these allegations to light. Let the people of West Virginia make their own informed decision. Let them read this information,” said Snyder.

Stay with WOAY for more details on this investigation.