One of socialite Paris Hilton’s younger brothers pleaded no contest Wednesday to two criminal charges stemming from his May 2017 arrest by Los Angeles police.
Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro immediately sentenced Conrad Hughes Hilton, 24, to three years of formal probation and ordered him to continue with mental health and substance abuse counseling following his plea to one felony count of driving or taking a vehicle without consent and one misdemeanor count of contempt of court. He was also ordered to pay nearly $500 in fines and fees.
Hilton can ask for the case to be reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged from his record if he successfully completes probation.
Co-defendant William James Bell, 21, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving or taking a vehicle without consent. He is awaiting sentencing June 8. The two were charged with taking a 2007 Bentley Continental from the home of Hilton’s ex-girlfriend’s father on May 6, 2017.
Hilton was subsequently arrested after showing up at the home of his ex-girlfriend, whom authorities said had a restraining order against him.
Hilton — a great-grandson of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton — was sentenced in June 2016 to two months behind bars after testing positive for drugs, violating the terms of his probation for a July 2014 meltdown on a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles.
He had been sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty in 2015 to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of assaulting two flight attendants aboard the flight.
Hilton was restrained and handcuffed by flight attendants on the transcontinental flight after an outburst in which he called fellow passengers “peasants” and accused the crew of “taking the peasants’ side,” according to court papers.
In a separate case in 2016, the Los Angeles resident pleaded guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to 90 days in sheriff’s custody, with 89 days in a work release program.