Accused flight attendant unlikely to get maximum sentence

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Posted: Mar 02, 2017 8:47 AM
Accused flight attendant unlikely to get maximum sentence

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a flight attendant who plans to plead guilty to making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 says Justin Cox-Sever is likely to serve far less than the maximum prison sentence of 50 years.

Federal Public Defender Neil Fulton says federal sentencing guidelines call for about 1 ½ years behind bars, although sentences can vary depending on the results of a presentence investigation.

Cox-Sever is from Tempe, Arizona. He's accused of making bogus bomb threats on a flight from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Chicago, and on a flight from Minneapolis to Dickinson, North Dakota.

He recently agreed to plead guilty to charges related to interfering with an aircraft. He's due in court June 1.