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Skater Andrei Lutai pleads guilty

Updated: September 15, 2011, 4:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Figure skater Andrei Lutai has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a New York case that cost him a chance to compete for Russia in the 2010 Olympics.

Under a plea bargain, a drunken-driving charge was dropped. Car theft charges were dropped earlier. The 25-year-old skater was fined and sentenced to three days he already spent in jail.

Lutai had been arrested hours after finishing 10th at Skate America in Lake Placid in November 2009.

Defense attorney Brian ...

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