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Mystery flight attendant jailed in Florida

June 19, 2011 at 2:32 PM   |   Comments

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.

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