Man who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol pleads guilty

File photo of man taking pictures of a gyrocopter that was flown onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as it is towed from the west front lawn in Washington

A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds to publicize campaign finance reform pleaded guilty on Friday to a reduced charge. Douglas Hughes, 62, a mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one felony count of operating as an airman without an airman’s certificate. A date for Hughes’s sentencing has not been set but his attorney, Mark Goldstone, asked Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to give him probation.

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