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Da Brat Juror

Sentenced To Do Homework

After Screwing Up Trial

3/26/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The juror who caused a mistrial in Da Brat's assault case by lying about his citizenship -- just got the legal equivalent of high school detention ... because the judge ordered him TO WRITE AN ESSAY as punishment.

We broke the story ... Dante Leon Chavarria was held in contempt  after the judge found out he had lied about being a U.S. citizen when he was called for jury duty.

Chavarria spent two days in the slammer for causing the mistrial.  But even worse than that ... the judge ordered him to write an essay on the origins and importance of the U.S. Jury system ... and read it aloud in open court. 

Chavarria's lawyer tells TMZ ... Chavarria didn't mean to lie ... he's a Mexican citizen who's here in the U.S. legally on a visa ... and had simply been confused by the judge's questions. 

We're told Chavarria was nervous reading his essay aloud since English isn't his first language ... but the judge seemed satisfied and we're told there won't be any more criminal charges.

Talk about cruel and unusual punishment.

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Passthepeas    

What a stupid idiot. Stupid! Te la cagastes orejon!

211 days ago
17.

Bob    

Deport him

211 days ago
18.

Mare    

If you don't understand a simple question, perhaps he shouldn't be on a jury.

211 days ago
19.

diaz    

the guys is here Legal can you guys read!!! now he didn't understand the judge question?? well don't know if that's true but seriously get deported for that!!! your guys are a bunch of racist idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

211 days ago
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Matty Matt    

An Esse writing an Essay, this should be interesting

211 days ago
21.

myopinion    

Whys are they here? They ALL should be deported...SMH!!!!

211 days ago
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