Justin Bieber could be sent to federal prison and fined if the Federal Aviation Administration finds he interfered with the flight crew aboard a private jet, reports NBC News. Bieber and his father had been ‘extremely abusive’ to a flight attendant and would not stop smoking marijuana during a flight from Canada to New Jersey on Jan. 31.
FAA spokesman Jim Peters said Monday the agency’s Flight Standards District Office in Teterboro will do a ‘factfinding”’investigation with no specific timetable. He said the FAA will seek to determine if anyone on the flight violated the FAA regulation that states, ‘No person may assault, threaten, intimidate, or interfere with a crewmember.’
After the investigation is completed, said Peters, the Flight Standards unit will present its findings to the FAA’s legal counsel, who will decide whether to recommend prosecution. Should Bieber or any other passenger be charged and convicted, penalties are substantial.
Persons found to have violated the law ‘shall be fined.. imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both.’ Fines for unruly passengers can reach $25,000 per violation, and ‘one incident can result in multiple violations.’
Since, it’s likely America won’t deport Biebe, should he be put into jail?
IN RELATED NEWS: Bieber is dating both Katherine Gazda, 18, and Chantel Jeffries. The famewhore posted a picture of Bieber sleeping and even discussed the prospect of having children with him. A friend told The Mirror: ‘They hit it off straight away and are both really serious about one another.’
‘The captain of the flight stated that he warned the passengers, including Bieber, on several occasions to stop smoking marijuana. The captain also stated he needed to request that the passengers stop their harassing behavior toward the flight attendant and after several warnings asked the flight attendant to stay with him near the cockpit to avoid any further abuse.’