Brown, 24, was jailed last month after violating his
probation when he was dismissed from a facility where he was
receiving the court-ordered treatment related to his 2009
assault of his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. He will be taken
to Washington, where he is scheduled to stand trial on April 17,
U.S. Marshals Service spokeswoman Lynzey Donahue said.
Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos had asked the court to have Brown
released ahead of the trial into his custody so that they could
prepare for the trial and travel together to Washington.
A court hearing on the matter was set for Thursday, but Los
Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin canceled it
and issued a written decision instead.
The judge said Brown's attorneys have been visiting him "on an
almost daily basis" at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles to
prepare for the D.C. trial, the City News service reported.
Brandlin issued an eight-page ruling on the matter, noting that
while the transfer may cause "some inconvenience" to the singer
and his legal team, Brown would not be deprived of his right to
counsel if transported by federal authorities.
Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge in Washington from an
October 2013 incident where he was accused of allegedly punching
a man who was trying to get a picture with him, breaking his
The singer was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court
Judge James Brandlin to 90 days in a treatment program following
his altercation in Washington.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by Mary Milliken and
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