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Rushing Cockpit Was Not ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

An order of restitution for a defendant convicted of interference with flight crew members for rushing a plane’s cockpit 45 seconds after takeoff is governed by the Victim and Witness Protection Act, and the 4th Circuit vacates the district court’s restitution order under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act; the VWPA applies because interference with a ...