Man faces year in prison, $250k fine for pointing laser at helicopter

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A laser pointer.

A laser pointer.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Colorado man is facing a possible year in prison and a $250,000 fine today after he pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at Los Angeles County sheriff’s helicopters and one operated by a local television station, the FBI announced.

Isaias Gonzalez, 25, of Denver pleaded guilty Monday to one count in a federal indictment charging him with pointing a laser at multiple aircraft on Sept. 6, 2012, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.

The prosecution is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

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