Omaha man convicted of aiming laser pointer at aircraft

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

An Omaha man was found guilty Wednesday in federal court of using a laser pointer to distract pilots and could be sentenced to five years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge John Gerrard found Michael A. Smith, 30, guilty of aiming a laser at aircraft and will sentence him on July22.

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