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Kanye West -- Charged With 3 Crimes

3/18/2009 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West has just been charged with three criminal misdemeanors -- vandalism, battery, and grand theft -- in connection with the camera-smashing incident at LAX.

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The L.A. City Attorney has also charged Don Crowley, Kanye's manager, with the following crimes -- two counts of vandalism, two counts of battery and two counts of grand theft.

TMZ happened to catch the incident on tape. In fact, Kanye broke our camera light as we were shooting. Crowley is charged with breaking both the TMZ camera and the still camera. Kanye is charged with breaking the flash accessory to the still camera.

The incident occurred last September 11. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on April 14.

Kanye could get up to 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted on all counts. Crowley could get five years.

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stoopit    

Good his a f*ckin punk b*tch, with absolutely no talent.

1961 days ago
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dave    

Good. Hope they convict him......

1961 days ago
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Reyna    

Yes he should be convicted. But of course celebs never have to pay for their actions so I assume he'll get away with all this.

1961 days ago
4.

Javier    

TMZ, Grand Theft is a Felony in California.

1961 days ago
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gog    

WHEN WILL THE IDIOTS WAKE UP & REALIZE THESE RAPPERS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF THUGS & CRIMINALS ?

1961 days ago
6.

Fred    

Why did it take 6+ months for this to happen?

1961 days ago
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Lindsay    

he should get convicted but im sure he wont....the dumbest part about this was that it was 9/11 the worst day of the year to cause any sort of disturbance. as talented as he is how can you have respect for someone who is so arrogant?

1961 days ago
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Karen    

He's guilty of being a no-talent bum.

1961 days ago
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pollynoo    

Put the thug thizzle douchebag behind bars...asap.

1961 days ago
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poopsi    

TO REDNECK RIVERBOY, I,M SURE YOU HAVE A RECORD TO YOUR CRIME WOULD, HAVEING A IQ OF SPLIT PEA YOU LONELY LIFE CLOWN

1961 days ago
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js    

should he be convicted? yes! will he? probably not. even if he is convicted he will only spend half the time in prison if that. the prisons are so overpopulated here in Ca that even violent criminals are only doing half time

1961 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

SHOULD BE IN THE CAN YE WEST......LOCK THAT SOB UP & THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!

1961 days ago
13.

Mike    

Cmon, the guy shouldn't get jail time for this. Yes, you should have to pay for the damage, etc, but jail time? All that does is put a burden on tax payers. Put REAL criminals in jail. I mean, my God, Kanye (among others) have paparazzi in his face 24/7, I can't blame the guy for being fed-up with it.

1961 days ago
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Mykey    

Nothing will come of this.. Kanye will pay for the damages and all will be right in the world of celebritydom
Now, If this was the average Joe he would probably do a few days in jail and pay for the camera.

1961 days ago
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Larry Frost    

He should go to jail, if not for this, for that performance he gave on American Idol a couple weeks ago, it should be a crime for people to have to listen to that crap.

1961 days ago
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