Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Deal expected in ex-hijacker's case

William Potts
William Potts, who hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984, is expected to change his plea to guilty, according to a court order signed today.
A change of plea hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. May 2 before U.S. District Court Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum in Fort Lauderdale.
Potts was a fugitive in Cuba for years before surrendering to U.S. authorities in November. His initial plea was not guilty. Now, though, it appears he'll change his plea to guilty as part of a plea bargain with the government.
Prosecutors have until April 30 to submit such an agreement to the court.
A calendar call set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday has been cancelled.

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