Chris Brown Accused of Lying on Community Service Reports, Violating Probation
The L.A. County District Attorney’s office is accusing Chris Brown of submitting false community service records, violating his probation in the process.
The D.A. is alleging in legal documents that Brown may have lied when he claimed he had performed his community service in the Rihanna assault case.
Bryan T. Norwood, the Chief of Police in Richmond, Va., wrote the judge on September 14 to say that Chris Brown completed 202 days of community service.
He was only required to perform 180. Sounds great, right? Well …
Norwood attached documents showing that Brown worked at Tappahannock Children’s Center, where Chris’ mom Joyce Hawkins was once a director.
There, Chris Brown helped with odd jobs such as painting, washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass and picking up trash, according to Norwood.
The D.A. claims Chris and the prior Chief of Police had a prior relationship, and the judge was apparently suspicious when the document was filed.
After investigating, the D.A. found no “credible, competent or verifiable evidence” that Brown actually completed the 180 days community service.
Incidentally, an administrator told the D.A. she NEVER saw him do any work at the center, though Chris’ mom often worked outside of normal business hours.
Sources tell TMZ … there’s no way Chris could have performed community service on some of the days, because he was out of the country doing concerts.
The D.A. calls Chris’ documentation “at best sloppy … and at worst fraudulent” and is asking the judge to deem Chris’ alleged hours insufficient.
Officials want to make him fulfill his service obligation in L.A. County as a result, and he could face additional penalties if it’s established that he lied.
Brown was placed on five years’ probation for his assault on Rihanna. He avoided jail time on several conditions, one of which was community service.
We’ll see if he has an explanation for this that a judge buys, or whether he’ll be in even more hot water as a result of trying to cheat the system.