Chris Brown to do 1,000 hrs community service

Agence France-Presse
Judge orders R&B star to one of 4 programs, including cleaning highways and removing graffiti

SERENITY IS A DREAM. Singer could make his sentence a turning point.

LOS ANGELES, USA – Singer Chris Brown was ordered to perform 1,000 hours community service on August 16 after his probation stemming from the 2009 assault on his then girlfriend Rihanna was restored.

The probation was revoked last month, on the heels of hit-and-run charges filed against the R&B singer.

The charges were dismissed August 15. The next day, 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.

Brown, 24, has been coping with a lot of stress, amid his legal troubles, a representative said.

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He will be assigned to one of 4 programs – highway cleanup, beach cleanup, graffiti removal, or any other 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.

But 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. –

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