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Another legal delay for man accused of stealing Confederation College airplane

The man accused of stealing a Confederation College plane in 2009 continues to wait to discover his fate.

The man accused of stealing a Confederation College plane in 2009 continues to wait to discover his fate.

Adam Leon’s laywer, Neil McCartney, filed an argument in writing Monday morning on whether his client can be prosecuted in Canada after having already been convicted and jailed for two years in an American prison for illegally entering the United States and interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft.

Leon, 33, has been charged with theft over $5,000 after taking the aircraft for an unscheduled flight from the Thunder Bay airport.

He was arrested in Missouri, after being pursued by U.S. fighter jets and finally landing on a secondary highway.

Following his release last year, Leon was deported back to Canada, and was charged with theft by Thunder Bay Police.


The Crown asked for time to file its own argument in writing.

Both arguments will be reviewed on June 27; a hearing will be set at that time.