LAS VEGAS (AP) — An animal welfare activist from the Bay Area 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 Berkeley to the one day she already served in jail.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Sawhney wasn’t in court while her case was settled.
Her lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, later characterized her as a peaceful protester.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Firefighters Brace For 40 MPH Red Flag Winds; Flames Advance Toward Lake Almanor
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.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Concord Shooting
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