- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of flying a jet with eight passengers on board without a pilot’s license.

Thirty-six-year-old Arnold Leto of Irvine was arrested Wednesday, a day after being charged with the federal crime. He remains jailed.

A call to his attorney seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

Prosecutors say Leto’s pilot certificate was revoked in January and he also hadn’t been licensed to fly a turbojet when he piloted a twin-engine Falcon 10 from Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles to Las Vegas on April 8.

Authorities say Leto also didn’t have the required co-pilot on board.

If convicted, he could face up to three years in federal prison.


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