Chris Brown Returns To Court Amid Questions Over Community Service

Singer is reportedly due back in a Los Angeles court to determine whether he met the conditions of his probation in his 2009 assault case.

Chris Brown is due back in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday (September 17) after questions were raised about his community service, and whether or not he met the conditions of his probation , The Associated Press is reporting.

Brown was ordered to perform 180 days of community service as part of the sentence he received in June 2009 after pleading guilty to one count of felony assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna. He worked as part of a roadside cleanup crew and removed graffiti, and had earned praise from a judge overseeing his probation, but in July, a prosecutor handling his case requested an audit of Brown’s community service hours, and that request was subsequently granted by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg.

The audit was performed after questions arose about just how many hours of service Brown had actually completed, due to the fact that he was allowed to perform his service work in his home state of Virginia (and not Los Angeles, where he was sentenced), and a lack of progress reports provided to Schnegg in recent months. At the singer’s probation status hearing in February, it was reported that he had completed half of his six months of community service, as well as court-ordered domestic-violence and anger-management counseling, with his attorney, Mark Geragos adding that his client “has made great strides” while under probation.

A spokesperson for Brown did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment on the matter by press time.