Man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol gets 120 days in prison

Man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol gets 120 days in prison | 21 April 2016 | A former Florida mail carrier who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds to publicize the need for campaign finance reform was sentenced to 120 days in jail on Thursday, a spokesman for prosecutors said. Douglas Hughes, 62, of Ruskin, Florida, also was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to a year of supervised release after he gets out of prison, the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Hughes pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge of flying an aircraft without a license in the April 2015 stunt.

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