Proving the rich have different rules apply to them, Conrad Hilton, who was facing 20 years in jail for threatening the life of a flight attendant among many, many, many other things, was able to plea down to a misdemeanor and just probation.
The flight attendant’s sin was paying attention to a “peasant” before addressing Hilton.
The misdemeanor charge carries up to a six-month prison sentence and a fine of at least $5,000, but federal prosecutors have agreed that they would “recommend that defendant be sentenced to a term of probation,” court records said.
I’d just like to point out that the Korean Air executive who freaked out over nuts got one year in jail (albeit non US law).
But the only reason Hilton didn’t commit actual battery was because he has really bad aim when punching.