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Singer Chris Brown ordered to do 1,000 more hours to complete probation

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, August 16, 2013 22:05 EDT
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R&B singer Chris Brown (C) arrives in court in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2013 in California. [AFP]
 
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Singer Chris Brown was ordered to perform 1,000 hours community service after his probation stemming from the 2009 assault on his then girlfriend Rihanna was restored, officials said.

The 24-year-old R&B star’s probation was revoked last month after he was hit with misdemeanor charges following a minor traffic accident.

Those charges were dismissed on Thursday and on Friday Los Angeles Superior Court judge James Brandlin restored his probation.

The reinstated probation order was conditional on Brown completing 1,000 hours of community labor, in addition to the 180 days he had already been ordered to perform.

Judge Brandlin said Brown would be put to work in one of four programs — highway clean-up, beach clean-up, graffiti removal or a program run by the probation department.

The order came after prosecutors questioned whether Brown had in fact completed the initial 180-day period of community service he was sentenced to. They cited “significant discrepancies” in his work record.

However the singer’s lawyer contested the allegation, saying prosecutors “chose to ignore the actual evidence in an effort to find someone, anyone, to say he was not working.”

In 2009 Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting fellow singer Rihanna earlier that year on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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