so I am all set to go in and take my medical. I do have a criminal conviction (1) from 6 years ago. That is long in the past and I have moved on. Now comes the medical. It was a theft of public money (over collected public unemployment benefits). I was told by the FAA that I should provide a letter of explanation to them as well as all the court documents, which is fine. My question is in my explanation letter, what do I need to say (and not say). I know there are looking to see if my conviction could be mental health related. Would they consider one conviction to be a mental health issue? What is the bar? Has anybody else been through this. Any help and advise is appreciated.