Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater Sentenced
Published: Oct 20, 2021
Jet Blue Flight Attendant
Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater ordered to counseling for one year. The former Jet Blue Flight attendant must also seek substance-abuse treatment. The New York City Court decided that Steven Slater will receive no jail time for his incident with Jet Blue.
Slater, 38, will receive a year of probation as long as he completes the program to the judge's satisfaction. However, if he doesn't comply, he will face up to three years in jail. He is known as the JetBlue flight attendant who stated "take this job and shove it" during a meltdown on a JetBlue aircraft on Aug. 9.
Th Jet Blue flight attendant agreed to pay $10,000 to his former employer in exchange for his freedom. He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted criminal mischief in Queens Criminal Court. Slater thanked his mother and his partner for their support upon exiting the courthouse.
"It is their kindness that has gotten me through to this day," Slater said in a statement. "At the end of the day, I am a grown-up and I have to take responsibility for my actions." His next court appearance will be Dec. 8.