Chuck Yeager sued by California homeowners group

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Associated Press

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 8:03 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, is facing a very different type of challenge — this one in a California courtroom.

A homeowners association is suing the retired Air Force brigadier general and his wife, saying they owe about $28,000 in fees on two units they own in a town house complex in Sacramento.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1kVAO7e ) that the 90-year-old Yeager was in court Tuesday for the case, which has gone to trial.

The Yeagers' attorney, Michael Thomas, says their properties were never annexed to the association, Park River Oak Estates.

Yeager told the Bee he has seen more interesting cases, such as the time he presided over the court-martial of a colonel who was charged with strafing a Soviet ship.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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