Alec Baldwin Reportedly Offered Lenient Plea Deal in ‘Rust’ Case

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‘Rust’ Plea Deal Reportedly Offered…

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Alec Baldwin could have walked away from the “Rust” shootout with nothing more than a slap on the wrist… at least, if a new report is to be believed.

According Variety, new court documents released Friday claim that Baldwin was offered a lenient deal. However, according to them, the deal was scrapped before AB could make a decision.

The actor was reportedly offered a plea deal that was “identical to the misdemeanor deal accepted by Dave Halls.”

Halls, who served as first assistant director at the time of filming that resulted in the death of the cinematographer. Halyna Hutchins — received six months of unsupervised probation, $500, 24 hours of community service and a mandatory firearms safety class.

Variety reports that Baldwin was offered this deal on October 5 and was given until October 27 to decide… but prosecutors allegedly withdrew the deal on October 17 and informed Baldwin’s team that they were moving forward. with a grand jury. It’s unclear what changed in that brief period.

As we reported… Baldwin and his lawyer Alex Spiro submitted to have the case dismissed Thursday alleging that the Santa Fe County prosecutor’s office rigged the grand jury against Alec, pointing out biased witnesses and his alleged omission of relevant evidence that undermined the case against Baldwin.

His filing claims that the DA did not present all of the testing the FBI conducted on his firearm…which he claims would prove it could have been fired without him pulling the trigger.

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Baldwin’s case will go to trial in July and he could serve up to 18 months in prison if convicted. He has indicated that he is going to fight the charges and is obviously doing everything he can to get them dismissed before he has to appear in court and defend himself.

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