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Sandusky man sentenced to three months custody, ordered to pay $489,007 for false distress calls that caused lake Erie search

On the evening of March 14, 2012, Kumar took off in a Cessna  single-engine plane for a solo flight from Burke Lakefront Airport to Bowling  Green State University. About 30 minutes into his flight, Kumar called the  Cleveland-Hopkins Airport control tower and reported seeing a vessel “launching  up flares,” according to court documents. Moments later, when asked for additional details about the vessel in  distress, Kumar responded “a 25-foot fishing vessel I guess you could say.  Everyone had a life jacket with a strobe light. I counted four of them,”  more@justice.gov  09:20