RUSKIN (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida man who landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol says his employer, the U.S. Postal Service is trying to fire him.READ MORE: Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
Doug Hughes said Wednesday the agency intends to fire him for “unacceptable conduct” in the wake of his April 15th flight to call attention to campaign finance reform.
A grand jury indicted Hughes on six charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortage
Hughes, who lives in Ruskin, Florida, said he’s received tremendous public support. The tail section of Hughes’ gyrocopter carried a Postal Service logo, and Hughes was carrying letters for each member of Congress.
His next court appearance is June 20th. He has been ordered wear a GPS monitoring device.MORE NEWS: South Florida woman's bout with COVID included hair loss: 'This isn’t normal shedding'
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