Chris Brown sentenced to 1,000 hours of community labor
Chris Brown's probation was reinstated on Friday, Aug. 16, after a civil compromise was reached over a car crash case, but a judge also sentenced the R&B singer to 1,000 hours of community labor over a different matter.
The 24-year-old's probation, originally given over his 2009 assault of Rihanna, had been revoked after he was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and was accused by the other driver of causing it and refusing to exchange insurance information. Brown's lawyer had denied any wrongdoing and said that he accidentally submitted the wrong data. A civil compromise was reached on Thursday.
On Friday, at a hearing over his probation, a Los Angeles prosecutor agreed to withdraw a request to rescind Brown's probation, the Associated Press reported.
But the singer was also sentenced to 1,000 days (41.6 days) of court-mandated community labor, which could include highway work and graffiti removal, by the time his probation ends. In February, prosecutors claimed Brown had not completed all the 180 days (4,320 hours) of work required of him as part of a sentence given over his 2009 assault case and had demanded that he redo his community labor.
Brown appears in person in court and did not speak. His probation is set to end in August 2014.