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Ex-CIA Contractor From Highlands Ranch Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge

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Raymond Davis leaving court on Friday (credit: CBS)

Raymond Davis leaving court on Friday (credit: CBS)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – A former CIA contractor involved in a fatal shootout in Pakistan and then charged with a felony in Colorado after a fight over a parking space has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor over the objections of the victim.

Raymond Allen Davis pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree assault. He was ordered to serve two years of probation.

Davis had been charged with felony assault, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and a sentencing enhancing charge of crime of violence before reaching the plea deal that dropped those charges.

The charges stemmed from a fight outside a Highlands Ranch bagel shop in October 2011, about six months after Davis’ release from Pakistan.

Jeff Maes says the fight injured his back and neck. His attorney opposed the plea deal, which called for no jail time.

“He can go back to work, no big deal, arrogance, no remorse,” Maes said. “It’s so sad.”

“This judge (couldn’t) care less about the Maes family. He was protecting his own derriere, and perhaps the threat of CIA government retailiation,” Maes’ lawyer Larry Klayman said.

Klayman called the case a major embarrassment to the CIA, but prosecutors denied any government role.

If Davis didn’t accept the plea deal and was convicted he faced a long prison sentence of up 16 years. He is also ordered to write a letter of apology and undergo anger management classes. He will be allowed to carry a weapon in connection with his job.

Davis’ wife Rebecca told CBS4 it’s been a difficult ordeal.

“Why apologize? He did absolutely nothing wrong. Mr. Maes needs to make the apology. Mr. Maes is the one who acted inappropriately. He’s the one who needs to come forward and speak the truth. He’s the one who needs to apologize to Ray, to me, and to my son,” Rebecca Davis said.

Maes is suing Davis in civil court.

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