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Justin Bieber

I Didn't Know It Was Illegal

To Spraypaint Rio Wall

11/6/2013 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:10 A.M. PT --  Bieber has now been charged with illegally tagging the wall of an abandoned hotel in Rio ... according to reports.  It's a misdemeanor crime and Bieber could be fined ... but he's already left the country.

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Ignorance of the law is no excuse, unless you're Justin Bieber -- because that's what he's claiming now that police are trying to contact him in connection with illegal graffiti in Brazil.

Bieber was photographed tagging up a Rio building Tuesday, and local police reportedly launched an investigation ... even going to Bieber's rented mansion to question him, but the singer was gone by the time cops arrived.

FYI, defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to a year in jail ... and thanks to these photos, police now have reason to believe Bieber is guilty.

But sources close to the Biebs tell us, the singer is pleading ignorance, insisting he was advised by locals to tag the buildings in question -- and presumed it was okay.

Not like it matters now, we're told Bieber has since left Rio and probably won't be back for a while.

You'll recall, Bieber's been on a tagging frenzy in South America -- just last week he was spraypainting the phrase "Free Breezy" in Colombia.

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91.

chadofktown    

Its not illegal for his dumbass to tag a building he thinjs

289 days ago
92.

jOSH    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCpaTwQ8gGM

289 days ago
93.

Dawn    

When they're wolves all around, you have to watch your behavior.

289 days ago
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DARKNESSNIGHT    

GUYS HE HAD PERMISSON FROM THE CITY HALL. TO DO IT.

289 days ago
95.

kitnplayn    

Somebody needs to give Justin Bieber a mirror, because he thinks he's a black boi.

289 days ago
96.

Knight    

News Flash Dumbass.... It's illegal to deface any property that isn't yours.

288 days ago
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CoCo Lattee    

Common sense will tell you.. writing with a can of spray pant is illegal anywhere...

288 days ago
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KM     

He didn't know it was illegal? My God what a dipsh!t

288 days ago
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mztr13    

Bitchass wigger poser.

288 days ago
100.

Ann    

What dumbass advised him this was ok?!? I'd fire my legal team and hire people who actually care about my well being and my image.

286 days ago
101.

Mr. President    

justin bieber is a big a dumbassm, a little part of the ****.

267 days ago
102.

Mark    

justin bieber, is a **** boy

267 days ago
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Jane Untanghi    

Justin Bieber thinks he can get any country and do what you want! Do not forget that Brazilians (and all countries) think we are not uneducated! I know that Brazilians are very educational because I lived there for 4 years and I know that even with the difficulty they face is a fantastic country!!! #ILOVEBRAZIL

235 days ago
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