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Cost of Egging a Calabasas Home: $81K for Justin Bieber

The pop star pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years' probation, five days of community labor, and complete an anger-management program.

Justin Bieber was sentenced to two years' probation for an egging incident in Calabasas. Patch file photo.
Justin Bieber was sentenced to two years' probation for an egging incident in Calabasas. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 2:47 p.m. July 9, 2014. Edited with new details.

Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at a neighbor's Calabasas home in January and was sentenced to two years probation.

Bieber, who was not in court for the hearing, was also ordered to perform five days community labor and pay $80,900 in restitution. He also must complete an anger-management program.

Bieber, 20, no longer lives in Calabasas. He is now believed to be living primarily in the Beverly Hills area when he is in the Southland.

As part of the plea deal, Bieber was ordered not to have any contact with the victim or his family.

Prosecutors considered felony charges because the damage -- nine eggs were supposedly thrown -- was said to be more than $400 -- the legal standard for a felony. But Deputy District Attorney Alan Yochelson said he was "satisfied" with the misdemeanor charge.

Yoechelson said during the hearing that the egg-throwing was "extremely immature and a silly act." He noted that the house that was struck by the eggs was a dream home for the victim's family, and a large amount of work went into the building.

A progress report hearing was scheduled for Aug. 12.

The Jan. 9 egging -- part of which was recorded on video -- in the 25000 block of Prado Del Grandioso triggered a Jan. 14 raid on the home, in which Bieber's pal Lil Za, real name Xavier Smith, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

In April, Smith pleaded no contest to possession of Ecstasy and a misdemeanor count of damaging a jail or prison for smashing a phone at the sheriff's station in Malibu. He was ordered to attend a drug program, perform 20 days of community labor and spend three years on probation. He also was ordered to pay $600 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.

The felony drug count can be reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes the drug program.

--City News Service


timothy July 09, 2014 at 11:19 PM
Lil Brats
Dorinda Pla Hayes July 09, 2014 at 11:51 PM
So many young men do so much worse, and doing stupid things for a kid of his age is so common. Adults hating on this boy are so disgusting. He is someone's son, and I bet you did some stupid things at his age. We all did, and few of us had anything we wanted and millions of dollars. Haters suck. Straighten your path Justin. You have accomplished more than any of your haters and you are only 20
timothy July 10, 2014 at 02:59 AM
I love it when idiots defend other idiots by using the "hater" term. No, I never did anything THAT stupid nor did any of my friends. And how dare you attempt to make Justin sound like just a normal kid. He near lot of help.
Rich Manners July 10, 2014 at 05:31 PM
The DA must be an idiot! Bieber can do this sentence standing on his head, and he'll use it to show everyone how tough he is and gain standing with his fans. $81,000 means absolutely nothing to him - he uses it for toilet paper. What this spoiled brat needs is some real jail time with hardened criminals to teach him what the real world is like. As long as we keep giving these "celebrities" like Bieber or Lindsay Lohan a slap on the wrist and do nothing, the more they will act out as horrible role models for our kids. Come on, court system, do something for once!

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