Plea Deal that Avoids Jail, Deportation
7/21/2018 1:00 AM PDT
Conor McGregor is one lucky scofflaw … because TMZ Sports has learned he’s on the verge of striking a deal in his New York City criminal case that will keep him in the U.S. and out of jail.
We’ve learned Conor’s lawyer is in the final stages of negotiating a plea deal in his felony mischief case … the case that was filed after the UFC champ unleashed his fury by hurling a dolly into a UFC bus, injuring 3 fighters. His target was UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was not hurt.
Conor was charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and 3 counts of misdemeanor assault.
Sources familiar with the deal tell us, prosecutors have agreed to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. That’s hugely significant because a felony involving violence could trigger permanent deportation from the U.S.
The Irish bad boy faced 7 years behind bars if convicted, but we’ve learned prosecutors are agreeable to probation … NO jail time.
The deal is not finalized, but we’re told negotiations are down to the “fine points.” If it doesn’t fall apart, the deal should be finalized in a matter of days, because Conor is due in a Manhattan court Thursday.
If the deal is finalized, it gives UFC Prez Dana White the wiggle room to avoid banning Conor from the UFC … something he’s done with other fighters.
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