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Justin Bieber pays £30,000 in 'street race' plea deal

Bieber cut a deal with Miami Beach Police to plead guilty to lesser charges. Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department / ABACAUSA.COM

Justin Bieber has been ordered to attend a 12-hour anger management course and pay $50,000 (£30,000) to charity after pleading guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in Miami.

The 20-year-old Baby singer admitted the lesser charges over the incident in January which police initially thought was an illegal drag race between him and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff.

The deal means Bieber, who was driving a rented Lamborghini at the time, avoided a driving under the influence conviction.

He was not present at the hearing but his lawyer Mark Shapiro said Bieber had already given $50,000 to a local children's charity. He was also ordered to pay a £500 fine.

It is not the first time the singer has fallen foul of the law. In July he agreed to pay more than $80,000 (£47,000) for throwing eggs at a neighbour's house in LA.

He is also charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto last December and is currently being sued by a Miami photographer who says he was roughed up while taking pictures of the singer outside a recording studio.

Justin Bieber to agree to 'street race' plea deal

Justin Bieber is to plead guilty to lesser charges following his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race.

Justin Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department on January 23, 2014 Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department / ABACAUSA.COM

Two people directly involved in the case said the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanour careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges, rather than the original driving under the influence charge.

He also will agree to take an anger management course and make a 50,000-dollar (£29,700) charitable donation, in addition to paying court-ordered fines. The plea agreement does not call for any jail time.


Justin Bieber charged with misdemeanor vandalism

Justin Bieber. Credit: Press Association Images

Pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism for allegedly pelting a neighbor's home with eggs in January.

Bieber, 20, could have faced a felony charge if damage to the home in upscale Calabasas, California, was greater than $20,000 (£11,670.31).

The vandalism charge adds to the Canadian singer's recent legal woes in which has been charged with assault in Toronto and driving under the influence in Miami Beach.

Bieber sorry for new racist video

Justin Bieber at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show. Monaco Grand Prix. Credit: Press Association Images

Shamed pop star Justin Bieber has apologised for a second time for using racist language after claims he reportedly used the racist slur in a video and joked about joining the Ku Klux Klan.

The Canadian heart-throb told The Sun he needed to "take responsibility" for his mistakes and "not let them linger".

He later posted on Instagram a photograph of passages from the Bible, apparently asking for forgiveness.

The 20-year-old singer's latest apology came after the newspaper reported the emergence of a video clip in which he apparently adapts the words to his 2009 hit One Less Lonely Girl to include the highly offensive racial term.

Justin Bieber sorry for racist joke

Justin Bieber attending the Amber Fashion Show and Charity Auction at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monaco, on May 23, 2014. Credit: Press Association Images

Justin Bieber has apologised after a video was leaked online showing the popstar making a racist joke in 2011.

"I'm very sorry," Bieber said. "I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour

British tabloid newspaper The Sun first published the video on their website.

In it, a then 15-year-old Bieber tells a joke about black people that has a racial slur as the punchline.

Before he says it, someone warns him not to - but he says the offensive word anyway amid laughter.


Bieber stopped by immigration officials at LA airport

Troubled teen heartthrob Justin Bieber was stopped by immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport and questioned "for a lengthy time".

The Canadian popstar underwent additional screening by the airport officials following his arrival from Japan yesterday, Reuters reported.

Justin Bieber was swarmed by fans and the media as he left LAX. Credit: RTV

It was unclear why this was considered necessary or if it was connected to Bieber's recent legal troubles.

Almost 275,000 people have added their names to a petition calling on President Barack Obama to revoke Bieber's green card.

White House 'won't be commenting' on Bieber petition

The White House has responded to a petition calling to deport pop singer Justin Bieber from the US, saying: "Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one."

Almost 275,000 citizens have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling on President Barack Obama to revoke the Canadian-born singer's green card.

Justin Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department on January 23, 2014 Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department / ABACAUSA.COM

The White House said in a statement: "To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments [...] in its response to a petition.

"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken."

It ended saying: "You better believe it," an apparent reference to the "Belieber" term used to describe Bieber's legions of adoring, mostly pre-teen fans.

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Justin Bieber faces May 5 trial date

A judge has set a May 5 trial date for pop star Justin Bieber, who faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.

Speaking at a brief hearing today, prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart said no plea offer has been made for 20-year-old Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty.

Justin Bieber's mugshot after being arrested on DUI charges in Miami. Credit: Police

An initial March trial date was postponed while attorneys for news organisations and Bieber wrestled over the release of police videos that show him giving a urine sample for a drug test.

Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, on January 23 after what police said was an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars.

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