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

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Brown, 24, didn’t speak during Friday’s hearing, other than to agree to the deal worked out while he waited in the courtroom with his mother and two other people.

The singer has been in and out of court since pleading guilty to the 2009 assault on Rihanna. Besides making reports on fulfilling the requirements of an earlier order for community labor, he has had subsequent run-ins with the law for assault and traffic accidents.

The work that Brown did previously does not apply to the new sentence, said district attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison. Brown has a year to perform the work and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20 for a progress report.

Brown, who won a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B Album with “F.A.M.E.,” could ask the court to end his probation when he completes the community labor, but the final decision on the length of probation will be up to a judge.

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