Justin Bieber is being investigated once again, following his charter jet into New Jersey for the Super Bowl at the beginning of the month. Bieber’s jet was stopped by customs because of suspected marijuana use, but everyone was eventually let free.
However, now thhe Federal Aviation Administration is looking into allegations that Bieber, his father and their crew may have interfered with the flight crew during the trip from from Ontario, Canada to Teterboro, N.J.
According to CNN, Bieber and his father were “extremely abusive verbally” to flight attendants and they refused to stop smoking marijuana on the flight. Eventually, one crew member reportedly put on an oxygen mask to stop from inhaling the smoke.
Bieber and his crew were detained before being granted access into the United States, but if found guilty of violating FAA regulations they could be subject to some penalties.
Authorities said both civil and criminal statues prohibit passengers from interfering with the a flight crew in the performance of their duties. Under a civil statute, violators face penalties of $11,000 to $27,500, the FAA said. Under a criminal statute, violators face a maximum of 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
It is not clear how the case came to the FAA’s attention. The agency declined to say whether they were alerted by complaints from the pilots, by media reports, or by the investigating CBP officers or others.
Of course, Bieber has gotten away with everything he has done over the past few months, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets a minimal slap on the wrist again.