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The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed papers saying that singer Chris Brown may have violated his probation by not completing his community service as required.
The Los Angeles Times notes that LA County DA Jackie Lacey and prosecutors found “significant discrepancies” in his documentation that says he completed his community service in Virginia. Brown, who is on probation in connection with his 2009 beating of Rihanna, has a residence there and was allowed to finish his service there, but prosecutors are asking that he finish his service in LA county.
In the documents, the DA questions a letter from Richmond, Va. police chief Bryan T. Norwood in September that claimed that Brown finished 202 days of service, reports TMZ. Brown only had to do 180 days and Norwood said that Brown worked at Tappahannock Children's Center, where his mother once worked. However, other documents obtained by TMZ show that he was only there at least nine times and was never supervised, according to the Richmond PD. The DA back in LA claims that Brown and Norwood have a relationship from before the case.
The DA says they found no “credible, competent or verifiable evidence” that Brown completed the 180 days. In addition, TMZ’s sources claim he was out of the country on some of the days he claimed to have been working.
The DA is asking that the judge not accept Brown’s documentation, calling it “at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”
The judge could find that Brown violated his probation and he could have to do jail time. Prosecutors have also claimed that there are other instances of Brown violating his probation, citing the recent fight with Frank Ocean and testing postive for marijuana in Virginia.