Lakers fan gets 9 months for rioting
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles Lakers fan accused of inciting a riot during last month's celebration of the team's basketball championship has been sentenced to nine months behind bars.
Twenty-two-year-old Steve Quintanilla pleaded no contest Wednesday. He got 90 days in jail and six months in state prison for violating probation from a previous grand theft conviction.
He also must stay away from Staples Center -- the Lakers' home court -- during a year's probation.
Prosecutors say Quintanilla burned a Boston Celtics jersey and incited rioting on June 17 outside Staples after the Lakers' NBA victory.
Forty-five people were arrested for setting fires, trashing cars, throwing things and smashing windows.
City attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says 10 have been charged with crimes.
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