L.A. Now Live: Latest on Chris Brown community service dispute
Los Angeles County prosecutors on Tuesday accused singer Chris Brown of failing to complete his court-ordered community service for his 2009 assault conviction and questioned whether the documents submitted as proof of his service were fraudulent.
Times reporter Andrew Blankstein will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the latest on the allegations.
A motion filed by the district attorney's office said that Brown claimed he completed four hours of trash pickup between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on one day when he was actually on a private plane to Cancun that he boarded at 4 p.m.
On another day that the entertainer said he was picking up trash in a Richmond, Va., alley, news photographers were snapping him 100 miles away in Washington, where he hosted a charity event that raised funds for the developmentally disabled, prosecutors contended.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary A. Murray outlined a series of inconsistencies with a report prepared by Richmond police about the number of hours Brown had served. She said a district attorney's investigation into Brown's community service claims found "significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting," and she asked a judge to order Brown to carry out his court-ordered labor in Los Angeles County instead of Virginia, where he lives.Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, disputed the allegations, accusing prosecutors of making "scurrilous, libelous and defamatory statements" against the R&B star.