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Bieber Pays Big in Egging Incident

Well, 'big' by normal-people standards; he has to pay $81K in damages

(Newser) - Let this be a lesson to any kid thinking of egging his neighbor: Justin Bieber has been ordered to pay $80,900 and will serve two years of probation after he pelted a home with eggs in his Calabasas neighborhood in January. The pop star pleaded no contest to a... More »

Judge Getting Threats After Rich Rapist Dodges Prison

Beau Biden thinks case against du Pont heir was weak to begin with

(Newser) - Delaware has had to provide a security detail for Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, because she is getting threats over her not-exactly-harsh sentencing of du Pont heir Robert Richards IV, the News Journal reports. Since news broke earlier this week that Jurden gave Richards probation for the rape of his... More »

Chris Brown's Probation Pulled Over DC Arrest

Grammy winner ordered to return to court in February

(Newser) - A judge today revoked Chris Brown's probation after his recent arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in Washington, DC, but the ruling will not alter the singer's requirements to complete rehab and community labor for his 2009 attack on Rihanna. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin cited details contained... More »

Detroit Man Gets Probation After Stealing Dad's Body

He had hoped 93-year-old would return to life

(Newser) - A man who stole his father's body from a Detroit cemetery was placed on probation today and ordered to take mental health medication or face jail. Vincent Bright avoided a prison sentence under a deal with the Wayne County prosecutor's office. He pleaded guilty in August to disinterment... More »

Glitterbombed LiLo Headed Back to Rehab

Lindsay Lohan gets probation in plea deal

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan struck a plea deal in her lying-to-police case today, and was sentenced to two years' probation, including 90 days in a locked rehab facility, 30 days of community labor, and 18 months of psychological counseling, TMZ reports. The sentence also includes a mandatory five days in jail, but... More »

76-Year-Old Faces Jail Over 1957 Murder

Wisconsin woman was charged in death of infant daughter

(Newser) - A 76-year-old Wisconsin woman accused of killing her infant daughter more than a half-century ago will serve 45 days in jail and 10 years' probation, under a plea agreement approved today. Ruby Klokow was charged with second-degree murder in the 1957 death of her 6-month-old daughter, Jeaneen, only after her... More »

Rihanna Accompanies Chris Brown to Court

Judge needs more time to rule on whether his probation will be revoked

(Newser) - Chris Brown is in hot water on allegations that he faked his community service , and TMZ reports that he showed up at court today to plead his case with a notable fellow celeb: Rihanna. It was, of course, his assault of her in 2009 that got him on probation to... More »

Chris Brown Faked His Community Service: DA

During one 'shift,' he was really in Cancun?

(Newser) - We know Chris Brown completed some community service after he was convicted of assaulting Rihanna, because we've all seen the photos of him in his reflective orange gear . But it turns out that during some of the times he was supposedly engaged in community service in his native Virginia,... More »

Teen's Sentence: 10 Years of Church

ACLU files complaint against judge's decision

(Newser) - What sounds better to you: Having to attend church for 10 years, or going to prison for manslaughter? If you said the former, you're not the ACLU. Tyler Alred, 17, was behind the wheel in a 2011 alcohol-related crash that killed his passenger, and Oklahoma Judge Mike Norman last... More »

LiLo Going Back to Jail for 'Lying to Police'

Judge will revoke her probation, sources say

(Newser) - Looks like Lindsay Lohan is headed back to the big house. Insiders tell TMZ that she'll be charged with lying to a police officer about her Porsche accident last June. Lohan claimed she wasn't driving when the car hit an 18-wheeler in Santa Monica, but authorities aren't... More »

Lindsay Lohan Off Hook in Hollywood Hills Theft

Homeowner stops cooperating with probe, say officials

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted for a theft at a Hollywood Hills home, reports the Los Angeles Times . But it's not entirely clear if that's because Lohan had nothing to do with the theft, or merely because the homeowner and other witnesses stopped cooperating with police. Sources... More »

Probation Over, Casey Anthony Faces 'Vilified' Life: Lawyer

Former defendant aims to avoid 'public eye'

(Newser) - Casey Anthony finished her probation for check fraud today—but that doesn't mean she's truly free, says her lawyer. The woman acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter will "always be imprisoned by her reputation, deserved or not," Charles Greene tells Reuters . After pleading guilty... More »

Casey Anthony's Probation Ending

She'll be free this week

(Newser) - Starting Friday, Casey Anthony will be able to go wherever she wants without having to check in with anyone, her attorney tells ABC News . That's because her one-year probation sentence for check fraud will be over. "She's looking forward to having her freedom to move forward because,... More »

LiLo Off Formal Probation for First Time in 4.5 Years

Lindsay Lohan remains on informal probation, however

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan "did it!," Judge Stephanie Sautner declared in court today: She completed her probation requirements and was taken off formal probation for the first time in four and a half years . In case you've forgotten, this probation was related to Lohan's 2007 DUI. Also today,... More »

SF Sheriff Gets Probation in Domestic Violence

'I'm ashamed and deeply sorry,' says Ross Mirkarimi

(Newser) - San Francisco's top sheriff has been sentenced to a day in jail and three years probation after he was charged with beating his wife black and blue. Ross Mirkarimi, who pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment, must also attend a year-long domestic violence intervention program.... More »

LiLo Gets 30 Days in Slammer

...Except sheriffs say she'll actually only serve 6

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan is officially going to jail—but not for very long. Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced the actress/ aspiring Playboy model to 30 days behind bars today, after she admitted to violating her probation by skipping therapy sessions at the Downtown Women’s Center. But the county sheriff’s department... More »

Lohan Taken Away in Cuffs After Probation Revoked

Judge orders her to work in the morgue

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan was taken out of court in handcuffs today after a furious Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked her probation. Lohan’s bail bondsman will have her out on bail later today, but the actress could now wind up spending up to 18 months in prison; the judge set a hearing... More »

LiLo Washes Out of Community Service

Lindsay's been ducking the rules: TMZ

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan is screwing up again. She's been bounced from her court-ordered community service assignment for failing to follow rules, reports TMZ . She was ordered to serve 360 hours at the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles as probation in her shoplifting case. Lohan was supposed to show... More »

Probation Report: Casey Anthony Jobless, Drinking

No violations during Floridian's first full month on probation

(Newser) - The job market in Florida is tough these days—and presumably a lot tougher if your name is Casey Anthony. The 25-year-old has told her probation officer that she is unemployed, has no income, and is drinking alcohol, although not to excess, the Palm Beach New Times reports. Anthony, who... More »

Court Rejects Anthony Appeal

Casey Anthony ordered to report to Florida probation office by Friday

(Newser) - Casey Anthony was not serving probation while she was in jail awaiting her murder trial and she must report to a probation office in Florida by noon Friday, an appeals court has decided. The court ruled that the 25-year-old cannot "take advantage" of an administrative error to dodge the... More »

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