Chris Brown to Give Back to the Community, Sentenced to 1,000 Hours Labor

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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge reinstated Chris Brown‘s revoked probation Friday and gave the singer a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor such as cleaning beaches or highways, removing graffiti or performing other chores assigned by the probation department.

    Brown’s current legal troubles are the latest repercussions of his arrest four years ago for assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna.

    The popular R&B singer sat in a courtroom for nearly an hour as his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and a prosecutor shuttled in and out of the judge’s chambers, with Geragos apparently seeking his client’s approval for a plan to keep him from facing more serious consequences.

    Superior Court Judge James Brandlin finally emerged and announced that an agreement had been reached.

    Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray withdrew a request to rescind Brown’s probation because of a hit-and-run charge that was dismissed in another court Thursday.

    Brandlin then told Brown he must perform 1,000 hours of community labor with one of four public programs: California Department of Transportation highway cleanup, graffiti removal, beach cleanup or Probation Alternative Work Services.

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