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Justin Bieber gets two years probation for egg pelting

Published on Jul 10, 2014 7:52 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanour vandalism on Wednesday for pelting a neighbor’s home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.

The 20-year-old Bieber, who was not present in Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment, was also ordered to pay US$80,900 (100,436) in restitution, serve five days community service and complete an anger management programme in what the district attorney called a negotiated settlement.

“Justin is glad to get this matter resolved and behind him,” Bieber’s representatives said in a statement. “He will continue to move forward focusing on his career and his music.”

The singer, whose hit songs include Boyfriend, was accused of throwing eggs at a neighbour’s home in an upscale Calabasas, California, neighbourhood during a dispute in January.

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida on Jan 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014. Bieber has been charged with one count of misdemeanor vandalism after allegedly egging his Calabasas, Calif., neighbor's home, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
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