Man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol faces up to nine and a half years in prison

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Posted: May 20, 2015 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday.

Douglas Hughes, 61, of Ruskin, Florida, was indicted on six charges, including violation of the registration requirements involving an aircraft and violation of national defense airspace, the U.S. Justice Department said.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Emily Stephenson)