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Man Faces Stowaway Charges After Airport Arrest

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nigerian American has been indicted on federal stowaway charges after authorities say he breached three layers of airport security when he got on a cross-country flight with an expired boarding pass.


A federal grand jury in Los Angeles returned a two-count indictment Friday against 24-year-old Oluwaseun Noibi.

He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Noibi’s public defender declined comment.

Authorities say Noibi boarded a flight in New York on June 24 using an expired boarding pass with someone else’s name on it. The Virgin America crew didn’t realize until mid-flight that an extra passenger was onboard.

After arriving in Los Angeles and spending several days in the city, Noibi was arrested for attempting to board a Delta Air Lines flight with another expired pass.

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