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Paris Hilton avoids felony with plea deal

September 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Paris Hilton will avoid a felony conviction under a new plea deal reached with prosecutors after she was arrested on drug charges in Las Vegas.Hilton agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges and will serve a year of probation as part of the deal, as well as pay a $2,000 fine and be required to complete 200 hours of community service.

She was arrested at the Wynn resort in August when she dropped a small bag of cocaine from her purse in front of a police lieutenant. She was banned from two Wynn resorts following the arrest.

Hilton will not be under supervision during her probation period but prosecutors said if she breaks any more laws, she could face prison time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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