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December 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Brown's probation has been revoked again after the singer briefly appeared in court Monday for a progress hearing related to his 2009 conviction in an assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. The move stems from the R&B singer's October arrest in Washington and subsequent misdemeanor assault charge following an altercation in which Brown was accused of hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside the W Hotel. (Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. court in connection with the case on Jan. 8.)
October 16, 1985
A 21-year-old computer whiz from UCLA today was placed on probation for three years and ordered to undertake 600 hours of community service for having illegally tapped into an international computer network linking research agencies and the U.S. Defense Department. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer imposed the sentence on Santa Monica resident Ronald Mark Austin, who was convicted in June of 12 felony counts for having broken into the systems with his home computer.
January 11, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A man who tried to extort $1.3 million from Tom Cruise in exchange for stolen wedding photographs of the actor and Katie Holmes was sentenced to two years' probation Thursday. Marc Lewis Gittleman, 34, also was fined $3,000. He pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to interstate transportation of stolen property. Gittleman, a computer technician, apologized in court. Court documents show Gittleman obtained thousands of photos from a damaged hard drive that was brought to his workplace by a photographer.
December 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
Notre Dame's storied football program got a light but embarrassing slap Friday when the NCAA put the school on probation for the first time. The Irish football team received a two-year probation and will also lose two scholarships. The NCAA, however, did not touch Notre Dame's postseason eligibility. And its TV contract with NBC, worth an estimated $8 million to $9 million annually, is not affected.
January 19, 1989
The would-be operator of a teen-age disco was given a suspended three-year sentence and placed on probation after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine in his office at the Distillery West. Among the conditions of Richard Vander's probation are that he enter a drug-treatment program and pay a fine of $200. He was sentenced Tuesday by Vista Superior Court Judge Richard Mudd.
April 8, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge summoned former madam Heidi Fleiss back into court Monday -- this time to publicly congratulate her for successfully completing her probation, which ends today. "I hope you will continue to do the things that are best for you," Chief U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall told the 37-year-old Fleiss, who served three years in prison for money laundering, tax evasion and attempted pandering in connection with the operation of a high-priced Hollywood call girl ring.
August 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Brown is nowhere near done with his probation now.  The Grammy-winning R&B singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community labor as a result of prosecutors' accusations that he did not properly report his previous community service hours. Brown's five-year felony probation was revoked in July after misdemeanor hit-and-run allegations brought the singer back to court. That case was dismissed earlier this week, but Judge James Brandlin reinstated Brown's probation when the singer appeared for the hearing Friday and said that he must complete the 1,000 additional hours -- that's 125 days -- by Aug. 25, 2014, according to L.A. Now. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's life in pictures The 24-year-old "Don't Wake Me Up" singer was originally sentenced in 2009 to 1,440 hours of community labor -- 180 days -- to be done in his native Virginia following his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party.
December 24, 1997 | Michael A. Hiltzik
For the seventh time in seven years, a federal judge has extended ex-investment banker Michael Milken's probation, this time by 30 days to Jan. 31. The extension is designed to allow federal authorities to continue investigating whether Milken has violated a 1990 agreement banning him from the securities industry for life. At issue are three high-profile deals on which Milken acted as a consultant. The deals include Ted Turner's $7.
Cal State Fullerton, which hasn't had a winning men's basketball season since 1993, suffered another setback in its bid to rebuild its program Thursday. The NCAA put Fullerton on probation for four years and restricted the school from giving scholarships to community college transfers for three years for alleged infractions by the program in 1993 and '94, when Brad Holland was head coach. The NCAA also reduced by two the number of scholarships Fullerton can offer each of the next two years.
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