How Much Did Chris Brown's Trial Trip To Washington DC Cost?
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.25.2014
It came from taxpayers...
Billboard reports that Chris Brown's trip from a Los Angeles jail to Washington, DC for his assault trial cost over $4,000. The information was revealed by a Freedom of Information Act request. It includes jail stays, airfare and other transportation costs. The US Marshals Service said in a statement yesterday that it uses the "safest and most cost-effective means to transport".
Brown will be in court today. He's out of jail so he's paying for travel himself. Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos said in April that his case was "the single most investigated, prosecuted and expensive misdemeanor prosecution in jurisprudence."
Brown is accused of hitting a man outisde of the W hotel in October 2013. He was on probation in California at the time for a 2009 attack on former girlfriend Rihanna. He was in a Los Angeles jail when the trial was set to begin after getting kicked out of court-ordered rehab.
His trip started on April 1 when he was moved to a jail in San Bernardino County (one hour east of LA), staying two days before he was driven to catch a plan. Transportation and lodging cost $1,000. After that, he was moved on "Con Air" to the DC area ($1,193). Three weeks at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia (two hours south of Washington) cost $55 a day. Brown's trial was eventually postponed and he briefly appeared in a court room. Sending him back cost another $1,071.