Vegas woman gets probation for aircraft bomb hoax

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Posted: May 30, 2012 3:58 PM
Vegas woman gets probation for aircraft bomb hoax

A 26-year-old Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to federal probation including 10 months of home confinement for a bomb threat against a Phoenix-bound aircraft her boyfriend had boarded.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Wednesday also ordered Miki Victoria Sudo to pay $1,240 in restitution for the incident on Sept. 11, 2010. It was the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Sudo told authorities she phoned in the hoax because she was angry with her boyfriend.

Passengers were removed at McCarran International Airport and US Airways flight 399 was searched. No explosive was found.

Sudo pleaded guilty in February to conveying false and misleading information.

Her plea avoided trial and a possible sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.