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Ex-Miss Nevada Takes Plea Deal

A dethroned Miss Nevada USA has accepted a plea deal in which she agrees to pay fines for five misdemeanor traffic violations. Prosecutors will drop a charge of resisting arrest.

Katherine N. "Katie" Rees is avoiding trial by pleading no contest to speeding, operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance and driving with an expired registration, a suspended license and suspended registration.

The 23-year-old former beauty queen also agreed during her court appearance Wednesday to pay up to $1,312 in fines.


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The resisting arrest charge that was dropped could have gotten her up to six months in jail.

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Rees was stripped of her title in December 2006 after racy photos of her appeared on the Internet.