November 3, 2015 / 1:11 AM / 3 years ago

Justin Bieber taken off formal probation in egg-pelting case

Justin Bieber arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was taken off formal probation by a U.S. judge on Monday after he was found guilty of vandalism last year for throwing eggs at a neighbor’s house.

Bieber, 21, did not attend the hearing in which Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Andrea Thompson changed the status of his probation to informal after receiving good reports on his two-year probation sentence, according to court documents.

The “Boyfriend” singer pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism in July 2014 after pelting eggs at a neighbor’s home in an upscale Calabasas, California, neighborhood.

As part of his sentence, Bieber performed 40 hours of community service at a family homeless shelter, doing maintenance and janitorial work. He had also attended 12 anger management counseling sessions and was required to pay his former neighbor $80,900 in restitution.

Bieber has since moved from the gated community where his yolk-splattering misdeed occurred.

While Bieber remains on probation until next July he will no longer be supervised directly by a probation officer.

(This story has been refiled to fix typo in paragraph 5 to “where” from “were”)

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Tom Brown

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