he attorney for the flight attendant who activated an emergency slide to exit a plane at New York's JFK Airport after allegedly cursing over the plane's public address system is optimistic he'll reach a settlement with prosecutors.
"I think we'll reach a satisfactory outcome for all sides," Howard Turman said Thursday after revealing he had held discussions with the Queens district attorney's office.
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater is charged with two felonies - reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. If convicted Slater could face a theoretical maximum of seven years in prison.
A spokeswoman for the prosecutor did not respond directly to Turman's optimistic remarks.