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Chris Brown

Con Air to D.C.

Now Boarding

4/3/2014 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown
has just been picked up by federal marshals on what will be one of the longest journeys across the country since the prop plane era ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the case tell us Chris is on his way to a federal holding facility in San Bernardino to begin his long trip to Washington D.C. ... where he will stand trial for assault.

Later today Chris will board a airplane -- guarded by U.S. Marshals and appropriately restrained -- but the flight is NOT a non-stop.  In fact, we're told there are so many stops he probably won't get there until Sunday.

We're told all of these flights go through Oklahoma, with stops along the way to pick up other prisoners.

Chris will be in D.C. for a hearing Monday where his lawyer, Mark Geragos, will try to get the charges dismissed because he believes prosecutors inappropriately used the grand jury to gain an unfair advantage in the criminal case.

Now here's the thing.  If Geragos loses, Chris will sit in a D.C. jail facility until his D.C. trial kicks off on April 17.

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KnuckleDragger    


Cameron Poe: They somehow managed to get every creep and freak in the universe onto this one plane. And then somehow managed to let them take it over. And then somehow managed to stick us right smack in the middle.

181 days ago
17.

'...a airplane...'    

"Later today Chris will board a airplane..." Really? Can he core a apple too? Astonishing editorial incompetence. C'mon Harvey, hire me. We met in the CNN elevator once. This is embarrassing.

181 days ago
18.

KnuckleDragger    


Cameron Poe: They somehow managed to get every creep and freak in the universe onto this one plane. And then somehow managed to let them take it over. And then somehow managed to stick us right smack in the middle.

181 days ago
19.

drewford28    

He put himself there!

181 days ago
20.

Sin D    

And in flight entertainment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIeCRJfIGP0

181 days ago
21.

Carl    

The thought of Chris on a 3-day prison flight makes me laugh. Thanks for brightening my day TMZ!

181 days ago
22.

KicksandGiggles    

I bet when his azz gets home all free and clear from all of this nightmare mess, he will keep his hands to himself and take this sheeetz seriously.

181 days ago
23.

Redhead    

Proofread, please! It is an airplane not a airplane .

181 days ago
24.

zombie    

The writing by the so-called staff on this site is criminal.

181 days ago
25.

Chris    

In an alternate universe, wouldn't it be nice to see flight #370 land in DC, replacing these s***? If only.

181 days ago
26.

blacknote    

Oh, buck up Chrissy. You're a gangster now.

181 days ago
27.

Chris    

S***? You can't use the word S***? Well **** me!!!

181 days ago
28.

smorbie    

He used to be a cute kid once upon a time. Looks nothing like that now

181 days ago
29.

Chris    

*** *** *** come....ahhhh, I get it now. Semen semen semen. Just checking.

181 days ago
30.

Rob    

Chris Brown will always be remembered as the guy that beat up Rhianna. It is the first thing that pops in my head every-time I see him. You can think, "ok, she forgave him, cool!" ..and then BOOM he is hitting somebody else.

181 days ago
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