Chris Brown Sentenced To 5 Years Felony Probation

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LOS ANGELES – Singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to five years of felony probation and 180 days of community labor for the beating of his ex-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.

Brown must report to probation within 72 hours. The community labor, to be performed in Brown’s home state of Virginia, is to include tasks such as graffiti removal and trash pick up.

Brown must also complete a 52-week domestic violence program and a protective order was issued directing Brown to stay away from Rihanna.

The sentencing hearing in downtown Los Angeles was moved up two days at the request of Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos. He was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.

His sentencing earlier this month was delayed after a judge learned that authorities in Virginia, where Brown wants to serve probation, hadn’t yet agreed to a probation plan.

Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in June. He was arrested after the pair fought hours before February’s Grammys.

Geragos, said Tuesday that he did not expect there to be any more problems with the sentencing.

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