The Frenchman was warned he could have faced a jail term if his absence had led to a delay in court proceedings.
Distin, 30, ignored a hand-delivered summons to appear in court and flew to Crete for a holiday with his family days before the hearing at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on June 30.
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