50 Cent Pleads No Contest to Vandalism, Gets Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

2 Nov

After pleading not guilty in August 2013 to charges of domestic violence and vandalism, 50 Cent has gotten a bit of a break, according to his lawyer. 

All domestic violence charges against the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, have been dismissed. 

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“The agreement called for Mr. Jackson to plead no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism, which deals with the door of the apartment that was damaged and owned by the landlord,” says his attorney Scott Leemon in a statement. “All remaining counts, including, the domestic violence charge will be dismissed. He has agreed to perform community service, attend counseling sessions and will be on unsupervised probation for a period of three years.”

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The original charges came about after 50 Cent was accused of kicking his ex-girlfriend Daphne Narvaez and destroying her Los Angeles condo in an argument on June 23, 2013. 

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At the time, the hip hop star was facing up to five years in prison and $46,000 worth of fines, but according to the agreement, he will instead perform community service and attend counseling sessions during his three-year probation.

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/50-cent-pleads-no-contest-vandalism-gets-domestic-violence-charges-dismissed-20132810
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