Dis­rup­tive New York pas­sen­ger re­leased af­ter time served

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - Adam.ran­dell@gan­der­bea­con.ca BY ADAM RAN­DELL

GAN­DER, NL – Af­ter 10 days in lockup and a brief ap­pear­ance in Gan­der pro­vin­cial court Mon­day morn­ing, Leki Loshi is a free man. The 24-year-old Bronx, New York man pleaded guilty to be­com­ing un­ruly on a Swiss air flight, caus­ing it to be di­verted to Gan­der on Jan. 13. In­for­ma­tion filed by the RCMP stated Loshi, “did in­ten­tion­ally in­ter­fere with the per­for­mance of the du­ties of flight crew mem­bers thereby en­dan­ger­ing the safety or se­cu­rity of an air­craft in flight or of per­sons on board con­trary to sec­tion 7.41(1) of the Aero­nau­tics Act., RSC 1985, Chap­ter A-2” Judge Jac­que­line Jenk­ins noted al­co­hol and med­i­ca­tion played a role in Loshi’s “un­pleas­ant be­hav­ior, that crossed the line into crim­i­nal be­hav­iour.” In mak­ing her rul­ing, Jenk­ins ac­cepted a joint sub­mis­sion from Loshi’s de­fence and the Crown for 15 days in­car­cer­a­tion. Jenk­ins al­lowed a 1.5 time served credit to be added to Loshi’s sen­tence, and Loshi was re­leased fol­low­ing his court ap­pear­ance.

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Af­ter spend­ing 10 days in lockup, Leki Loshi was a free man.

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