A pair of brothers thought organizing illicit drone deliveries into a US prison was a great idea – possibly even super-genius. And it was – if, that is, setting two different legal precedents for convictions on federal drone laws was the objective.
Legal history made by botched drone plot
George and Nicholas Lo – whose shared nom de pénitentiaire may now be the “Lo Bros” – were sentenced in Georgia this week for plotting to smuggle contraband into one of the state’s prisons using a drone. After each pleaded guilty as accused, Nicholas bagged a 12-month sentence for “Serving or Attempting to Serve as an Airman Without an Airman’s Certificate.” In plain English, that means. illegally piloting a drone for profit – the first known US conviction on the charge.
George was given a year stint of his own for “Owning an Unregistered Aircraft that was Operated, Attempted to be Operated, or Allowed to be Operated by another person.” That, too, is thought…