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Charges Filed In Connection With Disrupted Flight

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

Massmio Fiorani, 35, of Italy, was charged by information with a committing the crime of interference with a flight crew, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the information Fiorani interfered with the duties of crew members and attendants on board a U.S. Airways flight from Barcelona to Philadelphia on August 7, 2013.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000. He also may be required to pay full restitution to all victims of his offense.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Tinicum Township Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams.

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Updated December 15, 2014