Ex-flight attendant sentenced for making threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former United Airlines flight attendant who made phony bomb threats against jetliners has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Patrick Cau, who also uses the name Patrick Kaiser, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to one count of false information and hoaxes. In the plea agreement, Cau said he used pay phones in several cities to make eight threats against United flights between last October and January.

The German national, who now lives in Dallas, also was ordered to pay more than $300,000 to United and to Los Angeles police as restitution because flights were delayed, canceled, evacuated or searched.

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