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(NEW YORK) — “Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch will no longer contest his deportation from Mexico to the United States, according to his attorneys.

Couch and his mother, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month. Tonya Couch was returned to the U.S. earlier this month, arraigned and later released on $75,000 bond.

A statement from Couch’s counel says he is expected to “terminate the ongoing Mexican immigration proceedings,” which should lead to his return within the next few weeks.

Couch was convicted of killing four people in a 2013 drunk driving crash, but received probation instead of jail time due to his defense team’s use of an “affluenza” defense — that his pampered upbringing prevented him from comprehending his actions or their consequences.

Couch and his mother violated the terms of his probation by travelling to Mexico.

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