World Trade Center base jumpers avoid jail; sentenced to $2,000 fine, community service

ByMike Waterhouse WABC logo
Monday, August 10, 2015
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two men who base jumped off the World Trade Center in 2013 will not serve any time in jail for their antics.

Andrew Rossig was sentenced to a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service. James Brady was also fined $2,000 but has to serve 250 hours of community service.

The assistant district attorney had recommended 60 days in jail and three years of probation in addition to the fine and community service.

A third person who jumped with them, Marko Markovich, is scheduled to be sentenced next Monday, Aug. 17.

The men admitted they jumped but said they did not pose a danger to anyone on the group. But a jury disagreed. In June, jurors found the trio guilty of reckless endangerment.

The group posted several videos of their jump online, and said that the fact that they were able to get up to the top of the building while construction was happening exposed poor security at the site.