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Brown's Probation Reinstated

posted 17 Aug 2013, 05:14 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 17 Aug 2013, 05:15 ]

Chris Brown's probation is reinstated; singer agrees to complete additional hours of community labor.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES (AUGUST 16, 2013) (POOL) - R&B singer Chris Brown had his probation reinstated by a judge in Los Angeles on Friday (August 16) after the Grammy winner agreed to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community labor stemming from his 2009 sentence for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown's probation was revoked by Los Angeles County Superior Court JudgeJames Brandlin after he was charged in a May hit-and-run traffic accident, which could have led to a probation violation and possible jail time.

The charges in the hit-and-run case have since been dismissed.

Brown, dressed in a dark suit during the hearing, was sentenced to five years' probation, 180 days of community labor and domestic violence counseling for the assault on Rihanna which happened on the eve of the 2009 Grammy awards.

Brown must complete the 1,000 hours of community labor before his probation ends on Aug. 25, 2014. He has the option of highway cleanup, beach cleanup, graffiti removal, or general maintenance and janitorial work for the probation office.

The Los Angeles County Attorney's office accused the 24-year-old of cutting corners of his community labor sentence, which he was allowed to complete in his home state of Virginia.

The community labor involved tasks like cutting grass, picking up trash and removing graffiti.

Prosecutors alleged that Brown was not at the recorded location of his community labor and was instead performing or traveling, once on a private jet bound forCancunMexico.

They also accused Virginia authorities of poor and incorrect management of the singer's community labor and record keeping, arguing that the "Turn Up the Music" singer's community labor case should be transferred to Los Angeles.