We don't get stories like this here:
The Rich are different
Update: HuffPo has an update that puts a different spin on it. HuffPo Update (scroll down to the Update section.)
It's a fairly compelling argument by the prosecutor, but then, his job is to come up with compelling arguments. I'm still not sure, except to say if felonies are less record-damaging than misdemeanors, then that seems a problem in and of itself.
Maybe the real point is that he was offered a deal where the felony would be cleared after a few more years of (not getting caught) breaking the law. How many poor people are offered auto-clearing felonies?