Katt Williams Hears Punishment for 2014 Camera Theft

Comedian gets probation, must take anger management classes
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2017 4:16 AM CDT
In this Oct. 27, 2015, photo, comedian Katt Williams appears in court for arraignment on robbery charges in Los Angeles.   (Frederick M. Brown via AP, Pool, File)
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(Newser) – Katt Williams won't be going to prison for his role in a 2014 camera theft that landed Suge Knight back behind bars. The comedian, who'd been facing up to seven years in prison for taking a paparazzo's camera near a Beverly Hills studio, will serve three years' probation and was also ordered to attend anger management classes for a year after pleading no contest to a robbery charge Monday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Williams' lawyer said he only took the camera to delete photos of Knight's son, who'd been visiting the studio, the AP reports. Knight is still awaiting trial for the robbery and in a separate murder case. (Read more Katt Williams stories.)

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