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Dayton Ohio Man Sentenced To 4 Months For Making False Bomb Threat

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

FT. MITCHELL, Ky. – Dana Carter, 40, of Dayton, Ohio was sentenced today to 4 months in prison by United States District Judge David L. Bunning for making a false bomb threat. 

Carter previously admitted that, on October 22, 2016, he made a series of phone calls to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to falsely report that there was a bomb on an outbound United Airlines flight to Dallas, Texas.  The flight was cancelled and passengers were rebooked on other flights; no bomb was located.  According to the Defendant, he was running late for the flight (on which he was a passenger) and made the false statements in attempt to delay it.

Under federal law, Carter must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 3 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Louisville Field Office, jointly made the announcement today after the sentencing. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Northern Kentucky Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard

Updated July 23, 2018

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