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Airline Passenger Sentenced for Simple Assault During Flight

On March 30, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri sentenced Jwan Curry to 3 years’ probation, $49,176 in restitution to Alaskan Airlines, and a $100 special assessment. On November 3, 2020, Curry was convicted of simple assault within the territorial and maritime jurisdiction of the United States. According to the plea agreement, Curry admitted to threatening a flight attendant with physical violence, as well as the lives of all passengers on board a September 26, 2019, Alaska Airlines flight.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.