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    Man Pleads Guilty to Putting Camera in Airliner Bathroom During Texas-Bound Flight
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    United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft landing at London Heathrow International Airport in England, UK on 2 August 2019 during a summer day. The airplane has the registration N77019, has 2x GE90 engines and the name Larry Kellner. United Airlines UA UAL is a Star Alliance aviation alliance member. The carrier connects London to Chicago O'Hare, Houston Intercontinental, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington Dulles, Denver. The airliner is photographed from the famous plane spotting location Myrtle Avenue while it is landing on runway 27L. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    A passenger who put a camera in an airplane bathroom on a California-to-Texas flight has pleaded guilty and could be deported.

    Choon Ping Lee, a 50-year-old Malaysian man, pleaded guilty to video voyeurism on Tuesday. A judge in Houston sentenced Lee to two months in prison and a $6,000 fine.

    The Justice Department says Lee acknowledged installing a camera in the first-class bathroom of a United Airlines flight from San Diego to Houston on May 5.

    A female passenger found the device, with a blinking blue light, dangling near the door. Lee was identified by his clothing and jewelry in images captured on the device.

    Lee was in custody since his Aug. 7 arrest. The Justice Department says he's not a U.S. citizen and is expected to face removal proceedings.

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