Chris Brown's community service records questioned
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Chris Brown's attorney Tuesday blasted Los Angeles prosecutors who filed court papers saying the singer never completed the community service to which he was sentenced in 2009 after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
"They are making scurrilous, libelous and defamatory statements and apparently have lost their ability to read their own reports," he added, referring to six interviews prosecutors had with Virginia authorities that Geragos said confirmed Brown had done his service.
The lawyer said Brown had been "scrubbing floors, painting walls and [doing] other forms of community labor" in Virginia.
A petition for probation modification filed Tuesday by Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant District Attorney Mary A. Murray requested Brown be found in violation of probation "for failure to complete the 180 days of community labor."
They cited a Nov. 8, 2011, report from the chief of the Richmond, Va., police department saying Brown had served 824 hours of the required 1,440, while another agency on Feb. 8, 2012, said Brown had served 701 hours.
A subsequent investigation by the DA's office found "no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that Defendant Brown performed his community labor as represented to this Court." The 19-page filing found numerous other issues and discrepancies.
The Richmond Police Department said in a statement Tuesday that it would be "inappropriate to comment on a matter before the court."