3 men convicted of misdemeanors in WTC parachute jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men who used parachutes to jump from the top of One World Trade Center in 2013 have been convicted of reckless endangerment and two other misdemeanor charges. But they were cleared of a felony burglary charge.

The jury reached the verdicts Monday against 33-year-old James Brady, 34-year-old Andrew Rossig, and 28-year-old Marko Markovich after a few days of deliberations.

The three men jumped from the nation’s tallest building, which was still under construction, in the early morning hours of Sept. 30, 2013. They were arrested six months later.

The jumps caused embarrassment to authorities over security at the site, as did the case of a teen who also gained unauthorized access.

Brady and Rossig are scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 10 and Markovich on Aug. 17.

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