facebook
twitter
search
search

Mystery flight attendant jailed in Florida

June 19, 2011 at 2:32 PM

MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) -- A Florida judge ordered a flight attendant jailed on $1 million bond after being charged with using a stolen identity to apply for his job.

Jordan Porter, 38, faces forgery, identity-theft and other counts and has raised national-security concerns among investigators, CNN reported Sunday.

"We don't really know who he is," a prosecutor said at Saturday's bail hearing in Miami. "When you are refusing to identify yourself to the FBI and you're working in an airline, that's a concern."

WFOR-TV, Miami, said Porter refused to reveal his true name to the FBI and was called a flight risk by prosecutors.

Porter is employed by American Eagle Airlines and was allegedly carrying a falsified passport and driver's license when he was questioned by the FBI. He was identified only as a native of Guyana, CNN said.

Details as to why Porter came under FBI scrutiny were not immediately released.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
Putin congratulates U.S. on Independence Day
Wisconsin's Walker in hot seat over open-records restrictions
5-year-old Florida girl killed by leaping sturgeon