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Kate Lohan enters guilty plea in in-flight assault

(Source: U.S. Attorney) (Source: U.S. Attorney)

Kate Lohan pleaded guilty to one count of committing assault while on board an aircraft, according to United States Attorney Kenneth Polite. 

According to court documents, the 33-year-old stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan threatened to slit a woman's throat on a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Nov. 25. 

Court documents say she became disruptive before the flight took off when a flight attendant asked her to put her seat in the upright position. 

Witnesses say she later threw a cell phone at one of the flight attendants during the flight. The crew diverted the flight to New Orleans as a result.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. sentenced Lohan to one year of probation with continued substance abuse treatment. He also ordered her to pay $7,212 restitution for costs associated with diverting the flight. 

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