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Chris Brown Slammed in Hit-and-Run Plea Bargain Deal

Chris Brown during his sentencing for his 2009 assault of Rihanna.

Chris Brown during his sentencing for the 2009 assault on Rihanna.

Chris Brown looked like he got off the hook after hit-and-run charges, stemming from an LA traffic accident, were dropped. But he was slammed with 1,000 hours of additional community service as part of a plea deal.

Brown, 23, at least was able to avoid jail and have his probation reinstated from his 2009 conviction for beating then-girlfriend Rihanna.

But L.A. Country District Attorney nailed him of falsifying his community service records. He was initially sentenced to five years probation and more than 1,400 hours, or about 180 days, of “labor-oriented service” for assaulting his the pop star.

Brown was able to convince the LA court to allow him to perform most of those hours in his home state of Virginia.

He was well on his way to wrapping up that part of his sentence when the LA County District Attorney charged last February that he never performed the required work.

This time, Brown must perform all of his community service in Los Angeles under court supervision. He’s been given a year to do the work and must report his progress periodically to the court. His next hearing is Nov. 20.

In the traffic accident, Brown was driving his Range Rover with girlfriend Karruche Tran when he hit the back of a Mercedes sedan. The other driver later complained to police that the R&B singer refused to provide his driver’s license and gave her fake insurance information.

Under California law, he was charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run, which carries a penalty of up to a $1,000 and/or six months in jail. If convicted, Brown could also have had his probation revoked from the Rihanna case.

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