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Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October.

Brown remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He has been held without bail in the city since mid-March, when he was discharged from court-ordered rehab for violating the rules of the facility.

He could not be moved to Washington until federal prosecutors – who handle all serious criminal cases in the nation’s capital – obtained a court order there.

The order authorized the transfer of Brown by federal marshals for the trial set to begin later this month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled Thursday that having Brown go on trial in Washington was the most efficient way to handle his legal troubles,

“It is the most expeditious and convenient method for all parties,” Brandlin wrote in his ruling.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer in the custody of marshals, arguing it would deprive him of a chance to properly prepare for the trial.

Brandlin rejected that argument and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday on the motion by Geragos, who wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on that request is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October.

Brown remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He has been held without bail in the city since mid-March, when he was discharged from court-ordered rehab for violating the rules of the facility.

He could not be moved to Washington until federal prosecutors – who handle all serious criminal cases in the nation’s capital – obtained a court order there.

The order authorized the transfer of Brown by federal marshals for the trial set to begin later this month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled Thursday that having Brown go on trial in Washington was the most efficient way to handle his legal troubles,

“It is the most expeditious and convenient method for all parties,” Brandlin wrote in his ruling.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer in the custody of marshals, arguing it would deprive him of a chance to properly prepare for the trial.

Brandlin rejected that argument and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday on the motion by Geragos, who wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on that request is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October.

Brown remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He has been held without bail in the city since mid-March, when he was discharged from court-ordered rehab for violating the rules of the facility.

He could not be moved to Washington until federal prosecutors – who handle all serious criminal cases in the nation’s capital – obtained a court order there.

The order authorized the transfer of Brown by federal marshals for the trial set to begin later this month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled Thursday that having Brown go on trial in Washington was the most efficient way to handle his legal troubles,

“It is the most expeditious and convenient method for all parties,” Brandlin wrote in his ruling.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer in the custody of marshals, arguing it would deprive him of a chance to properly prepare for the trial.

Brandlin rejected that argument and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday on the motion by Geragos, who wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on that request is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October.

Brown remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He has been held without bail in the city since mid-March, when he was discharged from court-ordered rehab for violating the rules of the facility.

He could not be moved to Washington until federal prosecutors – who handle all serious criminal cases in the nation’s capital – obtained a court order there.

The order authorized the transfer of Brown by federal marshals for the trial set to begin later this month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled Thursday that having Brown go on trial in Washington was the most efficient way to handle his legal troubles,

“It is the most expeditious and convenient method for all parties,” Brandlin wrote in his ruling.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer in the custody of marshals, arguing it would deprive him of a chance to properly prepare for the trial.

Brandlin rejected that argument and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday on the motion by Geragos, who wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on that request is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown, 24, was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October.

Brown remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He has been held without bail in the city since mid-March, when he was discharged from court-ordered rehab for violating the rules of the facility.

He could not be moved to Washington until federal prosecutors – who handle all serious criminal cases in the nation’s capital – obtained a court order there.

The order authorized the transfer of Brown by federal marshals for the trial set to begin later this month.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ruled Thursday that having Brown go on trial in Washington was the most efficient way to handle his legal troubles,

“It is the most expeditious and convenient method for all parties,” Brandlin wrote in his ruling.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer in the custody of marshals, arguing it would deprive him of a chance to properly prepare for the trial.

Brandlin rejected that argument and canceled a hearing scheduled for Thursday on the motion by Geragos, who wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on that request is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, under the terms of a court order in the Rihanna case.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October. Brown is set to go on trial later this month.

A judge in Los Angeles sent Brown to jail in mid-March after the singer was dismissed from a court-mandated rehab program for anger management and other issues. Brown was discharged for violating the program’s rules.

He was being held without bail and unable to be released for the Washington trial without a court order. Federal prosecutors in Washington obtained a court order last week authorizing the singer’s transfer by using the marshals’ service.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer into marshals’ custody, arguing it would deprive him of the opportunity to properly prepare for the trial.

A hearing on the motion had been scheduled for Thursday but was canceled.

Geragos wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion Tuesday.

Brown, 24, remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, in the attack on Rihanna.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on the motion is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

KDWN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been taken into custody by U.S. marshals and will be transported to Washington, D.C., for an upcoming misdemeanor assault trial, an official said Thursday.

Brown was turned over to marshals Wednesday at a Los Angeles jail, marshals’ spokeswoman Laura Vega said. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel in October. Brown is set to go on trial later this month.

A judge in Los Angeles sent Brown to jail in mid-March after the singer was dismissed from a court-mandated rehab program for anger management and other issues. Brown was discharged for violating the program’s rules.

He was being held without bail and unable to be released for the Washington trial without a court order. Federal prosecutors in Washington obtained a court order last week authorizing the singer’s transfer by using the marshals’ service.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos had been trying to block Brown’s transfer into marshals’ custody, arguing it would deprive him of the opportunity to properly prepare for the trial.

A hearing on the motion had been scheduled for Thursday but was canceled.

Geragos wrote in an email that the Marshals Service took Brown into custody just hours after the lawyer filed the motion Tuesday.

Brown, 24, remains under court supervision in Los Angeles for a felony assault case filed after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

If convicted in the Washington case, Brown could face additional penalties, including time behind bars, in the attack on Rihanna.

Geragos has sought the dismissal of the misdemeanor assault case, and a hearing on the motion is scheduled for Monday in Washington.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .

Marshals take custody of Brown for Washington case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service has taken R&B singer Chris Brown into custody to transport him to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial.

Marshals spokeswoman Laura Vega says Brown was transferred into the agency’s custody from a Los Angeles jail on Wednesday. She declined to say when the Grammy winner would be sent to Washington.

Brown is scheduled to go on trial later this month on the misdemeanor charge. The singer and his bodyguard are accused of hitting a man outside a hotel in October.

Brown has been in a Los Angeles jail since mid-March, when a judge ordered him taken into custody after the singer was dismissed from a court-mandated rehab program.

Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos was not immediately available to comment on the transfer. Geragos had been seeking to block Brown’s transfer into the marshals’ custody.