February 05, 2013 04:16 PM by Donna W. Martin
Chris Brown can’t seem to stay out of trouble these days. And now it looks like the Punk’d star has found himself in hot what with the Los Angeles District Attorney. What’s up with that? It looks like Brown lied about completing court ordered community service. Keep reading for more details.
In 2009, Brown pleaded no contest to a felony battery charge in connection with assaulting girlfriend, Rihanna. The court placed Brown on five-years probation, a yearlong domestic violence class, and ordered him to complete 180 days of labor-oriented community service. But according to the Los Angeles Times, Brown may have lied about completing his punishment.
At the time of his sentencing, Brown asked Judge Patricia Schnegg that his community service be transferred to Virginia where he has a residence. Last fall, Brown went before Judge Schnegg again when he tested positive for marijuana but she didn’t take any action. At that time, Brown’s attorney assured the judge he had completed all 1,400 hours of his community service.
However, when investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office went to Virginia to review Brown’s work, they could find “no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that Defendant Brown performed his community labor as represented to the court.”
The Los Angeles District Attorney then filed a 19-page motion citing that no one from the Virginia Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office “ever approved, scheduled, supervised, monitored, or verified any of the community labor reported” to the court. And asks that Brown be required to do his community service in Los Angeles and to “modify the terms of [Brown’s] probation accordingly.”
Lucky for Brown, the district attorney did not ask a judge to find him in violation of his probation. However, if he does not fulfill the community service obligation, Brown could face jail time.
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