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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rapper Snoop Dogg Sentenced to 160 Hours of Garbage Picking

Rapper Snoop Dogg was sentenced to spend 160 hours picking up garbage at an Orange County park for carrying an illegal weapon in an airport last year. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., will do "everything from raking leaves to painting benches" in order to meet the 160 hours of community service he was ordered to perform, his attorney, Donald Etra, said Friday.

"He's glad to make a contribution to Orange County," the attorney said. Dogg chose the park site from a list of probation-approved community service sites and will be supervised by a park ranger. No date was given for him to start or complete the service, but he wants to perform it as quickly as possible, his attorney said. The 35-year-old rapper pleaded guilty last month to one count of felony possession of a dangerous weapon.

He was arrested on September 27, 2006, after the discovery of a collapsible baton in his computer bag at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Authorities said the baton was a dangerous weapon. Snoop Dogg said it was a prop for a video he was filming in New York. The felony conviction on his record will be reduced to a misdemeanour if the rapper does not break the law for a year.

His sentence included community service, three years of probation, $1,000 in fines and court costs, and a USD 10,000 donation to a county charity for troubled children. The rapper asked to perform his community service by working with children, Etra said. However, the court and prosecutors did not want him involved with children, gangs or football.

Rapper Snoop Dogg Sentenced to 160 Hours of Garbage Picking


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