Chris Brown's DC Court Date Cost Taxpayers Over $4,000

Con Air flights and jail stays contributed to Breezy's large bill.

Posted: 06/25/2014 10:30 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown's court trip from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in April cost taxpayers over $4,000, according to the Associated Press

Brown was jailed in Los Angeles at the time and was shuttled cross-country for his misdemeanor assault trial, courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service. The trip took three days and was the "safest and most cost-effective means to transport" inmates, the Marshals said in a statement Tuesday (June 24). 

The bill included $1,000 to foster Breezy at different California jails along the way. He spent two days at a facility in San Bernardino, Calif., before he was flown to a Virginia jail near Washington. The flight cost $1,194, in addition to $55 a day for jail lodging, and another $1,071 to send him back from Washington to L.A. 

His trial, stemming from an alleged assault last October, was postponed, leaving Brown in Virginia for about three weeks. He is scheduled to appear back in a Washington court today, where he may strike a plea deal with prosecutors.

Since he's out of jail, he will cover the travel bill. 

Brown's bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, was tried separately and convicted of assault for his part in the incident. Hollosy's appeal held up the start of Brown's assault case. 

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