Uh oh. The District Attorney claims Chris faked his community service — he may be heading to jail! What will Rihanna do?
The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed legal documents claiming Chris Brown has violated his probation by submitting fake community service records. According to the lega documents, Chris lied about completing his community service stemming from the Rihanna assault case.
The Los Angeles District Attorney tells HollywoodLife.com, “Entertainer Chris Brown failed to provide ‘credible, competent or verifiable evidence’ that he completed his court-ordered community labor. [We] asked the court to order Brown to fulfill his obligation in Los Angeles County.”
Bryan T. Norwood, the Chief of Police in Richmond, Virginia, reportedly wrote a letter to the judge on September 14, 2012, claiming that Chris successfully completed 202 days of community service out of the 180 sentence to him on August 25, 2009 as part of a five-year probationary sentence for assault.
The documents allegedly claim that Chris, 23, worked at Tappahannock Children’s Center and did jobs such as painting, washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass and picking up trash, TMZ reports.
The judge was suspicious upon receiving the letter, TMZ notes. When the DA did some investigating, they found no “credible, competent or verifiable evidence” that Chris completed his 180 days of community service.
In a motion filed by Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, the court was asked to decline to accept Chris’ community labor in Virginia due to what appears to be “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”
Chris Brown: Doomed By Damning Legal Documents?
TMZ has obtained legal documents that reportedly show that the Richmond P.D. admitted to only having supervised Chris on “nine or 10 occasions,” leaving him completely unsupervised on all other dates. The detective who had been assigned to oversee the community service was reportedly told she didn’t have to continue monitoring at the Children’s Center. The times, location, and types of duty were instead provided by Chris’ mom, Joyce Hawkins, who TMZ says was once the director of the center.
The documents also allege that Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, “instructed” the lawyer representing the Richmond P.D. on how to “handle” L.A. County D.A. investigators’ questions about the troubled R&B star’s community service. It’s also alleged that Mark informed the probation officer of a court order to remove Chris’ community service from the probation department and handed over to the Chief of Police, whom the D.A. claims Chris had a prior relationship with. As it turns out, no such court order existed.
It’s also been alleged that the Administrator of the Children’s Center tried coaching the man who waxes the floor on what to say to D.A. investigators, but the man refused to lie and had already admitted that he was the only person who waxed any floors for the past three years, contradicting Chris’ claims of having waxed the floors on occasion.
Chris’ Mom, Joyce Hawkins, Guilty Of ‘Orchestrating’ The Fraud?
The D.A. claims that Joyce was responsible for “orchestrating” work at the Children’s Center outside of their normal operating hours. Also, a key administrator told the D.A. that she never witnessed Chris working at the center. Sources tell TMZ that there was no way that the singer could have performed any work on some of the days claimed because he was out of the country, performing concerts.
Breezy’s Other Possible Probation Violations
Not only is Chris in hot water for the alleged community service fraud, but the D.A. is looking into other possible probation violations, including his recent fight with Frank Ocean, his having tested positive for marijuana, the Miami incident where he grabbed and threw a fan’s phone, his failure to obtain a travel permit, and the time he threw a chair through a window at Good Morning America.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Chris fake his community service? Should he be punished?
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Eleanore Hutch
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