Accused flight attendant unlikely to get maximum sentence
By The Associated Press
This undated photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D., shows Justin Cox-Sever, 22, of Tempe. (Source: Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP)
BISMARCK, ND (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+ years behind bars, although sentences can vary depending on the results of a pre-sentence 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.