One Year in the Slammer and $10k in Fines for Disruptive Continental Flyer

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Airline passenger convicted of assault, interference with crew

A disruptive passenger aboard a Continental flight from Amsterdam bound for Houston has been convicted of assault and interfering with the flight crew and sentenced, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and Supervisory Air Marshal-in-Charge Joanne Oxford announced Feb. 11.

Robert Wade Prince, 49, of Mobile, Ala., pleaded guilty to interference with the flight crew and attendants of Continental Flight 59 on Feb. 13, 2010, and assault in the maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States before U. S. District Judge Melinda Harmon.

Accepting the guilty pleas, Harmon convicted and sentenced Prince to six months’ incarceration on each of the two counts of conviction and further ordered Prince to pay a $10,000 fine. The sentences are to be served concurrently…………continued

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