Accused flight attendant unlikely to get maximum sentence

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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) 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.

[RELATED: Tempe flight attendant accused of making fake threats could make plea deal]

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