Man Indicted After US Capitol Stunt Faces 9 Years For Full Sentence

A Florida man is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds in April.
The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia said Wednesday in a statement that a grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes on six charges.
He is scheduled to appear Thursday in federal court.
Hughes, who took off from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested April 15 after he landed on the Capitol's West Lawn.
Hughes has said his flight was intended to bring about campaign finance reform awareness.



wochit_news