Los Angeles County prosecutors on Tuesday accused singer Chris Brown of failing to complete his court-ordered community service for his 2009 assault conviction and questioned whether the documents submitted as proof of his service were fraudulent.
A motion filed by the district attorney’s office said that Brown claimed he completed four hours of trash pickup between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on one day when he was actually on a private plane to Cancun that he boarded at 4 p.m.
On another day that the entertainer said he was picking up trash in a Richmond, Va., alley, news photographers were snapping him 100 miles away in Washington, D.C., where he hosted a charity event that raised funds for the developmentally disabled, prosecutors contended.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary A. Murray outlined a series of inconsistencies with a report prepared by Richmond police about the number of hours Brown had served. She said a district attorney’s investigation into Brown’s community service claims found “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,” and she asked a judge to order Brown to carry out his court-ordered labor in Los Angeles County instead of Virginia, where he lives.
Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, disputed the allegations, accusing prosecutors of making “scurrilous, libelous and defamatory statements” against the R&B star. Geragos also disagreed with suggestions in supporting documents filed by the district attorney’s office alleging that the defense attorney coached Virginia authorities in their conversations with Los Angeles County investigators.