Chris Brown's Probation Reinstated

Singer sentenced to 1,000 hours of community labor

Chris Brown appears in court with his attorney, Mark Geragos, for a probation hearing.
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August 17, 2013 10:25 AM ET

A day after a Los Angeles judge dismissed a hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown, another magistrate reinstated the singer's probation and sentenced the Brown to 1,000 hours of community labor, The Associated Press reports.

Brown's probation had been revoked after he was charged in the hit-and-run crash. Prosecutors had previously sought to rescind Brown's probation, arguing that a string of run-ins with the law violated the terms of a 2009 sentence that stemmed from the assault of Brown's then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Community service Brown performed as part of his previous sentence will not count toward his new tally, which Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said the singer must perform with one of four California programs that involve highway cleanup, beach cleanup, graffiti removal or other work assigned by the probation department.

Brown, 24, didn't speak in court while his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and a prosecutor huddled in Brandlin's chambers, apparently working out an agreement that resulted in Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray withdrawing a request to rescind Brown's probation.

Brown has a new album, X, due on August 27th. The singer, who suffered what was described as a stress-related seizure last week, has said the album could be his last.

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