Ex-Boeing worker gets prison

January 5, 2009 1:12:35 PM PST
Federal prosecutors say a former Boeing employee's crime was "violent and heinous." That's from a sentencing memorandum for 33-year-old Matthew Montgomery of Trevose, who cut wires on a nearly finished military helicopter at Boeing's Ridley Park plant. Cutting the wires would prevent the helicopter from flying at all, so there was no danger that doing so would cause a crash.

Montgomery is getting five months in prison and five months on home confinement, plus he must pay $110,000 in restitution.

A second act of vandalism at the Ridley Park plant last year remains under investigation and no one has been charged.

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