Chris Brown sentenced to 131 days in jail

By 02:38 Sat, 10 May 2014 Comments



R&B star Chris Brown has been

ordered to spend an additional 131

days in jail by a California court

after admitting to violating the

terms of his probation.

Los Angeles judge James R.

Brandlin formally sentenced the

troubled singer to a full year in jail,

but gave him credit for the 234

days he has spent in rehab and jail,

effectively reducing his sentence to

131 days.

Brown's lawyer told CNN he

expects the 25-year old to be

released from custody within the

next week after spending two

months in jail over alleged

violations of his rehab sentence.

"If he isn't out by Monday, then I

would expect he's getting special

treatment. He's got over 230 days

credit on a 365 (sentence) and

generally the sheriff is releasing on

a lot less than that," lawyer Mark

Geragos said after the hearing on

Friday.

Brown has been on probation since

2009 after he pleaded guilty to

assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

His latest probation violation

relates to an altercation in

Washington DC last year where the

rapper was charged with a

misdemeanor after a man accused

him and his bodyguard, Christopher

Hollosy, of punching him outside a

hotel.


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