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Grammy winner fined for St. Regis altercation

Aspen Times Staff

A Grammy-winning singer charged with misdemeanor assault for punching a bartender in an Aspen hotel agreed to a deferred prosecution Wednesday.Luis Miguel, who has sold more than 50 million albums, did not appear in Aspen municipal court. His attorney, Lawson Wills, agreed to the deal, which comes with a $200 fine.Miguel and his bodyguard were in the St. Regis Aspen bar in January when William Hardy, 49, allegedly walked up in a drunken state and asked Miguel to perform.Hardy left the table when asked, but the bodyguard, Julio Cesar Camera, approached Hardy 20 minutes later and put him into a full nelson. When the bartender, Jason Moan, tried to break up the altercation, Miguel, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, punched Moan.Moan and Hardy are suing Miguel in civil court.As for the criminal side, if Miguel stays out of trouble for a year, his record will be wiped clean, according to Wednesday’s court order.

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