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Chris Brown returns to court after rehab dismissal

Chris Brown
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a weekend in jail, Chris Brown is facing a court hearing over his dismissal from rehab and whether he should be given additional penalties, which could include more time behind bars.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested for violating the rules and regulations of his treatment. Court records did not elaborate on the reason for Brown's dismissal from the facility in Malibu that was treating him for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bi-polar disorder.

Brown, 24, had been under court orders to remain in treatment since November, one month after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., after a man accused him of punching him in a confrontation outside a hotel. That case remains pending, and Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin has not yet scheduled a probation violation hearing to address whether he would penalize the singer for the arrest.

His attorney Mark Geragos did not return an email message seeking comment on the singer's arrest. Prosecutors have not said what action they plan to take at Monday's hearing.

Brandlin revoked Brown's probation in December, but refused a prosecutor's request in February to send the singer to jail because of the Washington misdemeanor assault case. The judge has said Brown appeared to be making good progress in rehab and a probation officer gave him a favorable report at his last court hearing on Feb. 28.

The singer's arrest last week represents another stumble in his efforts to put his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna behind him. Brown's probation had been scheduled to conclude in August, but that is now unlikely because he still has 750 hours of community labor to complete and could face additional penalties for failing to complete rehab successfully.

Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault for attacking Rihanna, leaving her bruised and bloody just hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards. Both singers skipped the ceremony, with Brown turning himself in to police. He returned to the awards show years later, winning a Grammy for Best R&B album in 2011 for his release "F.A.M.E."

At his sentencing in August 2009, Brown was warned that he could face prison if he violated the terms of his probation, but any penalties he faces will be decided by Brandlin.

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nrwlbt March 17 2014 at 6:11 AM

The pattern of to much money and drugs.

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brennemanbelkin March 17 2014 at 8:53 AM

He'll walk.
Say what you will, who ever heard of him or Rihanna before he tuned her up.

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pasquamar March 17 2014 at 8:27 AM

We need more Judge Judy types, to keep these rich thugs in jail. How many times can they get away with breaking the law and pay their way out?

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mzladysmiling March 17 2014 at 8:15 AM

Won't be long before Bieber will be his cell mate....
They can be co conspirators of their own demise....

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Peter mzladysmiling March 17 2014 at 8:27 AM

Prison Lovers...........

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joe March 17 2014 at 7:19 AM

A true role model!

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dbrns124 joe March 17 2014 at 7:32 AM

A role model for who? The Cribs and the Bloods.

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Peter dbrns124 March 17 2014 at 8:26 AM


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mzladysmiling joe March 17 2014 at 8:12 AM

Sarcasm noted... ;)

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gdaycomatose March 17 2014 at 7:01 AM

Him and LiLo along the rest of them troubled souls with plenty of cash to load the stash. He needs a couple of years to reflect and get some anger management before he's released.

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stronghart gdaycomatose March 17 2014 at 8:26 AM

with a big white guy by the name of Baba with a sex fetish for black _ss

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onsetbeachbum March 17 2014 at 7:35 AM

oh please, his lawyer will get him out as usual.

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Peter onsetbeachbum March 17 2014 at 8:25 AM

Sad but true......

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my_name22 onsetbeachbum March 17 2014 at 3:28 PM

You have too understand cause you a Celebrity does'nt means you have the right to break Laws and hurt those that love you.No more buying time in most States,We don't care how much money you have,you cause terror in our communities we hunting you down and you will be brought to justice.Chris Brown will be held to the highest punishment in his cases because he have influence on so many people lives and can cause him to keep putting hits out on folks and bullying people who just don't want trouble.I see if you protecting yourself in defense,just to go out to hurt people cause they vulernable is unexceptable.He do the crime he have to do the crime,he snort coke and smoke Weed,I heard when he was Modeling he was into Herion,so not hard to believe cause he looks like a Junkie.Why with all the money in the world,why are he so mad and miserable.Why he don't go and do humanitarian,philantraphy,and serve the public,give back to those who put him in that blessed position.He not passing the blessings on,all he doing is influencing his fans to be drops out,direspect your parents,do drugs and beat on women and call them the B word,I don't support mess like that,making it rain in the Club Chris Brown says,$200,000 just thrown around Millions of dollars thrown around on women who Strips down naked and committ nasty disease gross acts,that money can feed kids and sve folks lives across the world,Sweep the money up bag it up and send it over to my security,I believe it all just look like some trick or treat and fool hoe type shitt.Chris Brown needs to be jailed cause to this point he violated his probation and he just turn my stomach upside down,thats why the generation the way it is cause ******* like Chris Brown don't know what to what they time and money.Like he said he just like Tupac so let him live his Thug life,Sad!

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Vimala Nowlis March 17 2014 at 7:24 AM

Another example why America is a lawless country and a paradise for criminals. If you are a nobody, the worst you will get is probation and free to continue your criminal activities. If you are a celebrity, you will get a reality show and rake in millions for breaking the law and ignoring court orders. America, the land of the free!!!

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Peter Vimala Nowlis March 17 2014 at 8:25 AM

And the biggest Criminal is in the white House......

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stronghart March 17 2014 at 8:23 AM

put that black ghetto tug where he belongs

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my_name22 March 17 2014 at 3:56 PM

Chris Brown older than Justine Bieber,Chris should have been helping Justine to do better not encourage Justine bad behavior.He older so he should have showed Justine the way,they could have kept each other sharp.Chris Brown encourage them young men to damge and commit crime and terrorize our communties,I hope the Honorable Judge Brandlin make Chris Brown out of a prime example,that were not playing.

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