FAA investigates legality of drone used at Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding

A Hudson Valley congressman's wedding could land him in big trouble with the government. The FAA is looking into whether Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney broke the law when his wedding videographer used a

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2014, 1:50 AM

Updated 3,660 days ago

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A Hudson Valley congressman's wedding could land him in big trouble with the government.
The FAA is looking into whether Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney broke the law when his wedding videographer used a drone.
Federal investigators say they want to know if any laws were broken when a photographer hired by Maloney used a drone to capture video of his June wedding in Cold Spring.
Maloney, who sits on a House subcommittee that oversees the FAA, admits he hired Propellerheads Aerial Photography to produce a photo package that included video from a drone.
What's not clear is if he knew that the FAA has placed a ban on commercial operators using drones.
It's not clear what sanctions or fines, if any, Maloney could face if the FAA finds that he or his photographer broke the law.
Officials say the case remains under investigation.


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