Former United Airlines flight attendant pleads guilty to making bomb threat against plane

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A former United Airlines flight attendant has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat against a United jet flying between London and Los Angeles.

The U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles said Monday that 40-year-old Patrick Cau pleaded guilty to one count of false information and hoaxes.

The German national who also goes by the name Patrick Kaiser is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18. He faces up to five years in federal prison.

In a plea agreement, Cau says he used pay phones to make eight threats against United flights between October and January.

Cau — who recently moved to Dallas from Los Angeles — also agrees to pay United $268,000 in restitution because flights were delayed or cancelled after the threats.

He also faces possible deportation.

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