I was on a first-name basis with most of my previous FSDO guys for 20 years (and in fact almost taxied into another airplane with the current FSDO manager on board back when she was a flight instructor), and currently with the guys who approve me as an examiner. My name made it to Oklahoma City with regard to getting my initial Flight Instructor certificate because the Region wasn’t capable of handling it. And I doubt the Administrator has any clue who I am. The revoked certificate that I’m most familiar with, primarily because I worked with a couple of people who were actually there when it was going on, has been described as “a witch hunt. Not that he didn’t deserve everything he got.” So yes, the FAA can appear somewhat petty in the specifics of the complaint, but as you say, we’re only getting one side of the story. And as has been pointed out, there is apparently significantly more to this than we know about.