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Jeff Bezos event protester enters disorderly conduct plea

July 22, 2019
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File - This Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo released by the Clark County Detention Center photo shows Priya Sawhney, 30, of Berkley, Calif., following her arrest in Las Vegas on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal rights activist from California who was arrested for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday, July 15, 2019, he's talking with prosecutors about reducing a felony false identification charge against 30-year-old Priya Sawhney of Berkley, California. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
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File - This Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo released by the Clark County Detention Center photo shows Priya Sawhney, 30, of Berkley, Calif., following her arrest in Las Vegas on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal rights activist from California who was arrested for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday, July 15, 2019, he's talking with prosecutors about reducing a felony false identification charge against 30-year-old Priya Sawhney of Berkley, California. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An animal welfare activist from California entered a no contest plea in Las Vegas to misdemeanor disorderly conduct for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage.

A judge sentenced Priya Sawhney of Berkley, California, to the one day she already served in jail.

Sawhney wasn’t in court while her case was settled.

Her lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, later characterized her as a peaceful protester.

Prosecutors agreed to drop a felony false identification charge stemming from Sawhney’s entry and arrest at a June 6 Amazon event at the Aria resort.

Video showed Sawhney never got near Bezos while yelling on stage about chicken farms.

A protest group called Direct Action Everywhere says Sawhney was protesting conditions at a California poultry farm that supplies Amazon.

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