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Russell Brand

SENTENCED

for iPhone Smash

7/26/2012 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Brand will NOT go to jail for smashing a paparazzo's iPhone in New Orleans a few months ago ... after cutting a deal with prosecutors early this morning.

We broke the story ... the New Orleans District Attorney charged Brand with misdemeanor criminal damage for throwing the phone through a glass window during a heated confrontation back in March.

Brand's attorney plead NOT GUILTY on the actor's behalf this morning -- but the two sides worked out a deal in which the case will be dismissed if Brand pays $500 in court fees and performs 20 hours of community service by August 31.

It's a good deal for Brand ... who was facing up to 6 months in jail if convicted.

Brand's attorney says the actor plans to satisfy his community service by working with people battling addiction.

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pimpdaddy    

Just go away. I don't know what Katy ever ever saw in u? Really!

783 days ago
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SymonD    

Lol I have seen images of the New iPhone 5. This new iPhone seems to be brick solid if he smashed it it won't break at all.
find out here http://axeetech.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/iphone-5-fully-assembled-leaked-images/

780 days ago
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