Chris Brown's Sentence for Failing to Do Community Service: More Community Service

Judge slaps singer with 1,000 more hours, but reinstates probation

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Marc Hogan

Too bad for Chris Brown the phrase "double jeopardy" has a pretty specific legal meaning. Earlier this week, a Los Angeles judge dismissed a hit-and-run case that could have sent the 24-year-old singer to jail. But there was still the little matter of whether Brown might have violated his probation by failing to complete community service related to his 2009 assault against Rihanna.

According to TMZ, a judge today sentenced Brown to an additional 1,000 hours of community service after prosecutors accused him of falsely reporting that he completed his past sentence in his home state of Virginia. Brown's probation, which he lost amid the hit-and-run case, will be reinstated. But this time Brown will have to perform his community service under the watchful eye of Los Angeles county authorities. Among his choices for penance duties are roadside cleanup and graffiti removal.

Brown actually spent about 45 minutes in jail earlier this month in connection with the hit-and-run case. He then tweeted that his August 20 album X would "probably" be his last, though he later deleted the relevant tweets. Since then, he also reportedly suffered a seizure. Meanwhile, his dustup with Frank Ocean has led to a civil lawsuit and what appears to be a dis verse on an Earl Sweatshirt track

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