Chris Brown manages to get into trouble even when he’s trying to get himself out of it.
TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed documents claiming the 23-year-old singer violated the terms of his probation by submitting falsified community service records.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the D.A. is alleging that Brown lied when he said he completed more than the 180 days of community service he was mandated to perform in connection with his 2009 assault on Rihanna, and has asked the judge to decline to accept Brown’s community service due to “at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”
The judge and D.A. ordered more documentation be produced to prove that Brown worked the more than 1,400 hours he claims to have performed back in September.
According to the website, Chief of Police in Richmond, VA, wrote a letter to the judge in Brown’s case last September, detailing the various jobs the singer completed at Tappahannock Children’s Center — a place where Brown’s mother was once a director. But in the legal documents, he admitted that he only supervised Brown on nine or 10 occasions, and the rest of the other dates were not supervised by anyone. What’s more, the dates, location and duty were provided by Brown’s own mother.
The District Attorney claims in the documents that Brown’s lawyer was in cahoots with the lawyer for the Richmond Police Department, and told him how to “handle” investigators’ questions about the singer’s community service hours. Sources told TMZ that there was “no way” Brown could have performed the amount of service hours as he claimed, since he was out of the country performing shows.
The L.A. Times reports that Brown did manage to luck out, as the district attorney did not ask a judge to find Brown in violation of his probation, but if he does not fulfill the obligation, he could be sent to jail.
Brown is due back in court on Feb. 6 to update the judge on his progress.