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Florida man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol rejects plea deal

Florida man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol rejects plea deal

A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol has rejected a plea deal that would have required him to spend 10 months in jail. A prosecutor and a lawyer for Douglas Hughes discussed the most recent offer Wednesday in federal court in Washington. Hughes' attorney said he believes federal guidelines would call for a sentence of zero to six months in jail. Hughes, a 61-year-old postal carrier from Ruskin, says spending significant time in jail doesn't seem just for an act of civil disobedience in which no one got hurt and no property was damaged. Hughes says his April 15 flight in the bare-bones...

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