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AP Exclusive: Brown did service at his old daycare
It was after that incident that Brown, 23, accelerated his work schedule, completing the 701 hours in seven months, according to the records filed Monday.
Meanwhile, the singer has remained an active promoter of his work on Twitter, where he sends out almost daily links to his music and clothing line, and also interacts with fans.
His international travel, which must be approved by Schnegg, has somehow been squeezed around his marathon community service sessions.
In July, for instance, Brown is listed as working 42 hours in four days before leaving for France. Upon his return, he worked 12 consecutive days, logging 164 hours, 100 of which were at the daycare described in Norwood’s log as “Tappa Day Care.”
March was similarly busy, with Brown being credited for work on 20 of the month’s 30 days; he was approved to travel to Cancun, Mexico, for five of the remaining days.
Before this week, Brown had received praise from Schnegg and had never been in danger of violating his probation. But that could change if the inquiry the judge ordered turns up irregularities with the singer’s service.
For one, Brown’s work log shows he has put in 1,402 hours, but a couple of errors in the data may push the total up to 1,404. And although Brown was sentenced to perform 1,440 hours of labor, the chief wrote in a letter dated Sept. 14 that Brown had completed all his service hours.
Norwood’s spokesman declined to respond to questions from the AP on the discrepancies. “Chief Norwood has reported directly to the judge, providing periodic updates regarding the progress of Chris Brown’s community service,” spokesman Gene Lepley said.
Prosecutors “are not happy with the quality of the report,” Schnegg said Monday. “They don’t know if it’s reliable, yes or no.”
District Attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said the office would make all its comments on the case in court.
The judge and prosecution aren’t the only ones concerned about the administration of Brown’s sentence. In August, Virginia probation authorities recommended that Richmond police stop supervising Brown after the singer tested positive for marijuana and what they believed was unapproved travel to France. However, they made no critical comments about his community service.
Brown’s labors have left a lasting mark at the Tappahannock Children's Center: a colorful wall mural featuring a huge clown face and splashes of purple, orange, green and yellow. The words “Big Room” _ the informal name of the large space amid a warren of smaller classrooms _ is painted in fat letters along a wall where jackets are hung on hooks.
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