Christopher Martin, a former Applegate Valley, Ore., vintner, and Jessica Stroble, a Medford, Ore., salon technician, pleaded guilty in absentia Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to a federal misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, the Medford Mail Tribune reported Friday.
Martin and Stroble were each sentenced to pay a $250 fine. The plea deal resulted in the dropping of more serious charges, which could have resulted in 90-day jail sentences for the defendants.
"I have made many mistakes in my life, none greater than this one," Martin said in a written statement sent the Mail Tribune. "I have lost my job, my reputation and damaged the legacy I had worked 10 years to nurture and grow. I will learn from this and move on to the next chapter in my life."
The two were accused of engaging in oral sex acts in view of other passengers during a June 21 Allegiant Air flight. Prosecutors said they had been repeatedly warned by flight attendants.
Attkisson leaves CBS News, reportedly over network's 'liberal bias'
Beautician charged with giving client fatal silicone butt injection