Arrest and Trial Of McNally
Shortly after, Mac arrives back home with a new plan. He is going to skyjack another plane and ask for a million dollars this time.
As Mac makes contacts with his criminal associates, one of them alerts a Detroit police officer who passes this along to the F.B.I. This contact agrees to work with the Bureau and wears a wire trying to get Mac to implicate himself on tape as well as reveal his plan for the next skyjacking.
The F.B.I. puts a full court press surveillance on Mac over the next couple of days. After a meeting with the wired up informant, the F.B.I. makes the arrest and searches his house in the Detroit suburb of Wyandotte, Michigan.
The U. S. Attorney returns Mac to St. Louis for trial because that is where the crime occurred. Mac retains a lawyer but the evidence is very strong. McNally’s attorney appeals on the basis the F.B.I. entered his home prior to obtaining a search warrant. After hearing compelling evidence this breach of the law may have occurred, the judge ruled against him. Mac settles in to serve two life terms for skyjacking.
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