Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 9:25 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Nishal Sankat, the Trinidad and Tobago resident and son of University of Belize President Clement Sankat, is being deported back to his native country after prosecutors dropped charges of trespassing and grand theft against him.
Sankat was arrested two weeks ago after trying to steal an American Airlines Airbus at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport. A Trinidad and Tobago official was reported as saying Sankat will be received and treated like any returning deportee.
Sankat, a former Florida Institute of Technology student, had pleaded guilty to attempted unarmed burglary of an occupied aircraft, grand theft and trespassing on airport property. He is being held at Brevard County Jail in Melbourne, Florida until his deportation.
Prosecutors this week dropped the charges after Sankat made a plea deal with US authorities, which included his self-deportation to Trinidad and Tobago.
Prosecutors also placed him on a US “no-fly” list and barred him from returning to the United States. He was also ordered to pay $909 to cover the cost of the Melbourne Airport Police Department investigation. His family has claimed he suffers from depression.
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