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Man Who Landed Gyrocopter Outside U.S. Capitol to Plead Guilty

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    Man Who Landed Gyrocopter Outside U.S. Capitol to Plead Guilty
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    In this May 21, 2015 file photo, Douglas Hughes of Florida speaks to reporters outside federal court in Washington. Hughes, who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol earlier this year, will plead guilty in connection with the incident, his lawyer says on Nov. 5. Hughes is expected to plead guilty to operating a gyrocopter without a license, a felony, on Nov. 20.

    The man who flew a gyrocopter through restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol will plead guilty to a felony in connection to the incident, the Associated Press reported.

    Douglas Hughes is expected to plead guilty to operating a gyrocopter without a license on Nov. 20 in a Washington federal court, his lawyer Mark Goldstone said in an email on Thursday.

    Hughes was arrested April 15 after flying the aircraft from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Washington.

    He said his flight was intended to call attention to the influence of big money in politics.