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Reality TV star Kim Richards sentenced for resisting arrest

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Reality television personality Kim Richards was sentenced today to three years summary probation and 30 days of community labor for resisting arrest following her removal from the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Rosa Zavala said the 50-year-old cast member of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" entered a no contest plea to one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. Richards was immediately sentenced.

In addition to probation and community labor, Richards must complete 52 weeks of Alcoholics Anonymous sessions and she must stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Richards was asked to leave The Polo Lounge at the hotel on April 16. She refused to leave and police were called to remove her from the premises, the prosecutor said.

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told the station responding officers observed Richards displaying "symptoms of alcohol intoxication," including "slurred speech" and "insolent behavior." The reality TV star allegedly cursed at officers and "passively resisted arrest," Hoshino said.

While at the police station, the defendant resisted and kicked an officer, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Richards, who once worked as a child actress, stars on the Bravo reality television series "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alongside her sister, Kyle Richards. Both are aunts to celebrity personality Paris Hilton.

Kim Richards has spoken out on the television series about her trouble with alcohol addiction. ET Online reports she has been to rehab three times, including her most recent stint in January 2012.