Probation Department Asked To Prepare Report In Wake Of Chris Brown’s Community Service Discrepancy
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles judge Wednesday asked the probation department to prepare a report in wake of a motion filed by prosecutors stating R&B singer Chris Brown failed to complete court-ordered community labor.
Brown failed to provide “credible, competent or verifiable evidence” that he completed the required 180 days of community labor, District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Tuesday.
Brown, who has been on probation since June 2009, was ordered to complete the labor as a part of a five-year probationary sentence after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
The court had allowed the singer to complete the service, in his home state of Virginia.
“In a motion filed by Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, the court was asked to decline to accept Brown’s community labor in Virginia due to what appears to be ‘significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,’” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The D.A.’s office also requested Brown re-do all of his hours in Los Angeles County.
In the 19-page motion, the D.A.’s office said he committed a number of other potential probation violations including getting in an alleged fight with singer Frank Ocean at a recording studio in West Hollywood.
The judge ordered Brown to return to court April 5.