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Vandalism claims against Bieber settled in California court room

If you’re a follower of celebrity news then you know that there were a few months where tabloids and news outlets could talk about nothing but the legal woes of pop singer Justin Bieber. As some of our more frequent readers may remember from a May post about the pop star, he faced a criminal charge in Canada and several others across the United States, including here in California.

While some of his criminal cases are still pending, there is at least one charge now that he can put behind him thanks to a plea deal from prosecutors.

If you remember, the singer was accused of vandalism back in January for allegedly throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house. During a January 14 search of his California home, sheriff’s from Los Angeles County claim to have discovered security footage that supported the claims of witnesses to the reported crime. Prosecutors, at the time, pushed for a felony charge in the case.

But in an effort to settle the charge against him, Bieber has accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court this month. Although the plea deal does lessen the offense to a misdemeanor, it does not come without its downside.

According to reports, Bieber is required to stay away from the victim’s family and must pay $80,900 in restitution. The 20-year-old pop singer must also complete 12 weeks of anger management classes and fulfill five days of community service as well. As some of our San Diego readers may know, the consequences could have been much steeper had prosecutors pushed for the felony charge instead.

Source: CNN, “Justin Bieber pleads no contest in egging case, gets probation,” Alan Duke, July 9, 2014

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