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

Justin Bieber taken off formal probation in egg-pelting case

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.

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

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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