California man who lasered two helicopters to face 14 years behind bars

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Earlier this month, a Fresno man received what is believed to be the strongest sentence issued anywhere in the United States for firing a laser pointer at an aircraft—14 years in prison. His girlfriend was also convicted on similar charges, but she will not be sentenced until May 2014.

“To our knowledge, it is the largest sentence imposed in this type of case,” Karen Escobar, the assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of California, told Ars.

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