LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from the Bay Area who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas.
Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday he’s talking with prosecutors about reducing a felony false identification charge against 30-year-old Priya Sawhney of Berkeley.READ MORE: Former Oakland Police Captain Wounded During Fatal Shooting At Gas Station
Court records show prosecutors have dropped a burglary charge stemming from Sawhney’s June 6 arrest.
Sawhney wasn’t in court. The judge rescheduled her appearance for July 22.READ MORE: Alameda County Fair Makes Return In Fall After Pandemic Hiatus
Video showed Sawhney on stage yelling about chicken farms during Bezos’ appearance at an Amazon event at the Aria resort.
A protest group called Direct Action Everywhere says Sawhney was protesting conditions at a California poultry farm that supplies Amazon.
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