Chris Brown sentenced to 1,000 hours of community labor as probation is reinstated
Just a day after the hit-and-run charge facing Chris Brown was dropped, the singer found himself with a reinstated probation on Friday (Aug. 16). As result, Brown was given a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor, the AP reports.
The L.A. City Attorney seeking to revoke Brown's probation after his involvement in the alleged hit-and-run accident in May agreed to withdraw the request on Friday, after the judge dismissed the earlier case.
Brown was in court on Friday, though he didn't speak other than to agree to the deal that was arranged in judge's champers while he waited in the courtroom. He's been ordered to perform intensive labor such as highway work and graffiti removal.
This isn't Brown's first run in with community labor. As a part of the plea deal stemming from his 2009 assault on Rihanna, the troubled singer was required to perform six months of "labor-oriented" service. In February, the district attorney in Los Angeles filed a motion claiming Brown never completed his service, noting "significant discrepancies" on his labor report.