The JetBlue/Steven Slater brouhaha has come to a close. Finally. The former flight attendant pled guilty to felony and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges associated with his grand exit from a plane at JFK a couple months ago. In addition to undergoing one year of counseling and substance-abuse treatment – which could have the felony charge expunged if completed successfully – he will also be required to compensate the airline $10,000 to reimburse the company for damages caused by his actions. If he does not successfully complete the counseling he will be subject to a 1-3 year prison term.
Remember, folks, even if you think it is a good idea to go out with a bang, there’s a pretty good chance it will come back to bite you in the end. He may have had his 15 minutes of fame, but in the end he is a criminal and an idiot and he is being treated as such.
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