Chris Brown Denies Claim He Violated Probation By Faking Community Service Hours
Chris Brown's attorney says that the troubled singer didn't violate his probation, while the L.A. County District Attorney disagrees.
The L.A. County District Attorney has filed legal documents stating that Chris Brown violated his probation in connection with his highly publicized assault of Rihanna. Brown's lawyer has responded, denying the claim.
TMZ reports that the DA's documents claim that Brown violated his probation by faking his community service hours. The site cites an instance where Brown said he was picking up trash in Virginia but was actually on a private jet to Cancun.
On September 14, 2012, Richmond, Virginia Chief of Police Bryan T. Norwood stated that Brown had successfully completed 202 days of community service, while only required to perform 180.
According to the documents, the Richmond police department admitted to only supervising nine or 10 instances of Brown performing community service. The other times he was left unsupervised, despite the fact that much of his community service took place at Tappahannock Children's Center, where Brown's mother was previously a director.
The detective assigned to oversee Brown's community service was told she did not have to continue monitoring at the Children's Center. Instead, Brown's mother provided the times, location, and types of duty to Brown.
The DA claims that Chris Brown and the Chief of Police had a prior relationship, and that Brown's lawyer "instructed" the lawyer for the Richmond Police Department on how to "handle" the DA's investigators' questions about Brown's community service.
The DA called Brown's documentation "at best sloppy...and at worst fraudulent reporting."
In response, Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is calling the motion to revoke the singer's probation "shameful and a disgrace."
Geragos continued, suggesting that the motion is defamatory. "In essence, it calls everyone a liar in the Richmond Police Department and the Virginia Probation Department." Geragos said he would seek sanctions from the District Attorney's Office for filing a "frivolous, scurrilous and frankly defamatory motion."