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Justin Bieber

I'm A Bad Ass Behind Bars

2/26/2014 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber had his ass up in the air during his short stint in jail ... impressively doing 23 1/2 pushups in 28 seconds.

The jailhouse video -- obtained by TMZ -- shows Justin in his cell after being busted last month in Miami Beach for DUI and resisting arrest.

It's unclear what possessed him to show off his physical prowess, but he seemed excited about upping his cred.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... there's one part of the 9 hours of video which shows Justin clearly under the influence.  Frankly, we've looked at the video and Justin doesn't seem obviously under the influence ... at all.

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Stumbles in DUI Jail Video

Cops Think It's Smoking Gun

2/26/2014 11:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Here it is ... the footage of Justin Bieber in jail last month following his DUI arrest ... the same footage Bieber tried to keep out of the public eye ... but it may actually HELP him.

The video shows Bieber taking a sobriety test while inside the jail facility -- trying to walk a straight line.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... this particular clip is their best evidence Bieber was under the influence -- because he misses a couple steps -- but we gotta be honest ... it's not THAT bad. Watch the video and judge for yourselves.

As we reported, Justin's lawyers tried to block the release of the footage -- after video surfaced of him getting patted down in jail -- but the judge told them to pound sand.

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GOING TO TRIAL

In DUI Case

2/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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and Miami Beach prosecutors will NOT strike a plea deal in his DUI case ... and sources connected with the case say a trial is now almost certain.

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors are offering a no contest plea to reckless driving, with strings attached ... notably Justin must submit to random drug testing for 6 to 9 months.  Sources connected with Bieber say they will NOT accept any plea that has probationary terms ... especially drug testing.

Now law enforcement sources tell us ... they will not deal if Justin does not agree to random drug testing ... period.  As a result, both sides are at an impasse.

With a plea deal all but off the table, a trial is likely.  Law enforcement sources acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officers ... the fact that he may have lied when he said he smelled alcohol on Justin's breath (he blew a .014).  And another cop claimed Justin was drag racing (at 27 MPH).

Nonetheless ... we're told prosecutors are not afraid of trying the case.  And Justin's famed lawyer, Roy Black, is ready for a courtroom battle.

At stake -- Justin could be tried for 3 offenses ... DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license.  Worst case scenario -- 2 1/2 years in jail.

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Justin Bieber

Pound Sand Prosecutor

I Reject Your Plea Deal

2/23/2014 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0222-justin-bieber-getty-02Justin Bieber will REJECT the plea deal prosecutors in his Miami Beach DUI case have offered ... and a big reason is because he doesn't want random drug testing.

TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors offered Bieber a deal they often give to first-time DUI offenders ... it includes community service, an alcohol ed course and random drug testing.

Sources connected to Bieber tell TMZ ... there are several reasons they aren't buying what prosecutors are selling.  First, there are huge problems with the case -- they believe the cop lied when he said Bieber reeked of booze (he only blew a .014), and he was also lying about observing Bieber drag race -- the GPS device registered a very reasonable 27 MPH.

But the bigger issue is this -- our sources say Bieber will NOT accept any plea that has probation ... where the judge can throw the book at him if he screws up.

In particular there's NO WAY Bieber will agree to random drug testing.  Fact is ... he has a problem with weed and sizzurp.   If you don't understand his worry, just remember Lindsay Lohan, who became a habitual probation offender for more than 7 years.

Also, we're told Justin will not accept an alcohol ed course as part of a plea deal, because he'd become a spectacle.

We're told Bieber is open to a plea ... but not this one.

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Justin Bieber

DUI Plea Deal Offered

No Sizzurp, No Weed

2/22/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber has become the next contestant in a high-stakes game of Let's Make a Deal ... and door #1 is JAIL.  Door #2 is way better, but he has to be sober.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Florida State Attorney has offered Justin a plea deal in his DUI/resisting arrest case ...  and we know the terms.

Prosecutors will DROP the DUI and resisting arrest charges, but in return Bieber must:

-- Plead no contest to reckless driving 

-- Complete 40 hours of community service

-- Attend an alcohol ed course

-- Attend a "victim impact panel" (where relatives of DUI victims share their stories)

-- Install an ignition interlock device for 3 months

Now here's the rub.  Prosecutors also want Bieber to submit to random drug testing, and not just in Florida.  He'll have to submit his travel plans to the court and authorities will set up random testing wherever he happens to be ... at his expense.  And testing will last between 6 and 9 months.

Assuming he complies with all the terms and PASSES the drug tests, the reduced plea will formally be entered.

The question -- Will Bieber accept the deal or risk trial, where worst case scenario he could end up in the pokey.

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Arresting DUI Officer Has Big Credibility Problems

2/20/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Miami Beach cop who claimed he stopped Justin Bieber last month because he was drag racing has been called on the carpet numerous times for misconduct ... TMZ has learned.

Officer Steven Cosner wrote in his police report he observed cars driven by Bieber and Khalil in the middle of a drag race -- at speeds between 55 and 60 MPH.  TMZ broke the story ... the GPS tracking system shows in the middle of the so-called drag race, the maximum speed of the cars was 27 MPH.

We're told Bieber's legal eagles believe Cosner is lying, and now they have some firepower.

TMZ has obtained numerous Miami Beach PD internal affairs documents, which show Cosner has been accused of misconduct 15 times -- from 2001 to 2012.  Of those, Cosner failed to show up for court hearings 5 times.  In each case he was reprimanded -- 3 verbal warnings and 2 write-ups.

Our sources say ... Bieber's lawyer will raise the issue ... Cosner may not have shown up for court because he may not have wanted to be placed under oath.  In other words, if you lie under oath you can be prosecuted for perjury.

On another occasion in 2006 the PD says he committed 3 offenses -- violating the rules of "courtesy and respect," "Off duty/secondary employment," and "unlawful compensation."  For those violations he was suspended.

In 2007 Cosner was accused of offensive conduct/language.  For some reason the allegation seems to still be "open" in that case.

And in 2011 Cosner was written up for sleeping on duty.

As for the remaining 7 cases ...Cosner was exonerated by Internal Affairs.

Cosner's record could create problems for prosecutors if the DUI case goes to trial.

Justin Bieber

Judge to Conduct

Penile Investigation

2/14/2014 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is about to make a judge's daughter the envy of her schoolmates, because he's about to see Justin's junk.

According to new court docs, Bieber's wiener and/or backside -- as they appear on jail surveillance footage following his DUI arrest -- will be carefully examined in private by prosecutors AND a judge ... before any more Bieber jail videos are released to the public.

TMZ broke the story ... Bieber's attorney asked the court to block the release of any more jail videos after footage surfaced showing the singer getting patted down behind bars.

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Bieber's camp claimed additional jail footage features the singer's "intimate personal parts" -- which we've learned Bieber accidentally revealed while urinating in his holding cell -- and they want to keep the videos under lock and key.

Now, prosecutors have responded, agreeing to hold off on the release of any more embarrassing footage -- pending review by a judge.

Once prosecutors and the judge review the tapes, a decision will be made about whether to keep his privates private.

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Cops Say Video Shows Him

Peeing in Jail Cell

2/11/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is on the offensive after embarrassing video surfaced of him getting patted down in jail following his DUI arrest in Miami Beach -- TMZ has learned, he's now begging for ALL police video to stay out of the public eye ... including footage of him urinating in his jail cell.

The pat down video surfaced last week -- showing Bieber getting the old "spread 'em" routine -- and his lawyers are upset ...  now asking the court to block police from releasing any more footage from the singer's arrest without showing it to them first.

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Not only does the footage paint a negative picture of Bieber -- for obvious reasons -- Bieber's lawyers claim additional video inside the station shows the singer in "various states of undress, which show intimate personal parts" of his body.

And law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the "personal parts" in question are revealed while Bieber urinates in his holding cell.

A source who saw the video tells us, "Justin is seen several times stumbling around while he was taking his tests. As if he had a problem with his balance ... [the video] also shows Justin taking his various tests and eventually taking a piss."

The source adds, "The stumbling and going to the bathroom is obviously reason enough for his attorneys to request it be sealed ... If I was trying to paint a picture that my client was innocent ... I wouldn’t want a video of him stumbling around and looking out of it to go public either."

Not like it's anything we haven't seen before.

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Justin Bieber

Drove at Breakneck Speeds

Hours Before Arrest

2/9/2014 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber hit speeds of 136 miles an hour in his rented Lambo just hours before his arrest ... TMZ has learned.

We've now obtained the FULL GPS speed readout for the evening in question -- not just the period immediately surrounding the arrest. 

Check it out.  The GPS map corresponds to the readout.  At 1:23 AM Justin was on the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami Beach, heading toward the nightclub.  He was clocked at 108 MPH and within a minute he accelerated to 136 MPH.

The red line is from the readout -- the color appears when the RPM reaches an extreme limit.

Bieber arrived at Set nightclub at 2:27 AM, stayed an hour and then drove away.

Cops claim Bieber was drag racing, but the read shows otherwise -- in the middle of the so-called drag race, he was cruising at 27 MPH -- under the speed limit.

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Prosecutors Desperately

Want GF to Turn on Him

2/7/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Prosecutors in the Justin Bieber Miami Beach misdemeanor DUI case are hunting down witnesses across the country ... including Bieber's own girlfriend ... in an attempt to nail him.

Sources connected with the investigation tell us ... investigators have been hounding Chantel Jeffries and her friends and relatives, trying to get her to sing like a bird and incriminate the Biebs.

Sources in the State Attorney's Office tell TMZ ... it's not unusual for them to go on the hunt for witnesses, even though this is a routine DUI misdemeanor case. 

But here's what we know.  If they get to Chantel, she's not going to help their case.  We're told she is clear -- Justin did NOT drink or smoke weed in the club before getting in the Lambo.  She also insists the drag racing claim is total BS -- that they never went faster than around 40 MPH.


TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors have problems with the case.  First of all, cops claimed Bieber reeked of booze in the car and when he was at the station, but he registered an imperceptible .014.  And as for the drag racing claim ... the GPS readout shows the max speed at 44 MPH, and during the so-called drag race he was going 27 MPH -- below the speed limit.

So we gotta ask ...

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Justin Bieber

Struts His Stuff

In Jail

2/6/2014 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber clearly thought he was too cool for school when cops busted him in Miami Beach last month -- and in surveillance footage released by cops ... he isn't just pacing behind bars ... he's strutting.

Justin looks like he's been thoroughly put out by the DUI arrest ... his head cocked back during the wee hours of the morning.

You see Justin get patted down by cops ... but they found nothing.

Cops say Justin was under the influence of Rx drugs, weed and booze.

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The Idiot Knew He'd Get Searched

And Still Smoked up the Jet

2/5/2014 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0205-justin-bieber-article-plane-tmz-wm-2Justin Bieber is not only out of control ... he's hard-core stupid.  He knew last week -- before he took off for New Jersey -- his plane would get searched by U.S. Customs yet he and his friends still hotboxed on the private jet.

TMZ has confirmed .... the pilot radioed in the air Justin and his gang were smoking weed on the plane and the flight attendant couldn't get them to stop.  The pilot complained the smoke in the cabin was thick.  NBC News says the pilot actually had to don a gas mask because it was so bad.

Now here's what's incredible ... TMZ has previously reported Justin is on a Homeland Security watch list because of 2 pending criminal cases. 

Multiple sources connected with Bieber tell TMZ ... Justin's people called federal officials before the plane took off and they were informed Justin was on the list.  Justin's people told him before he got on the jet that he would be searched in New Jersey and interrogated, yet Bieber STILL smoked up the aircraft.

We're also told Bieber and his buds were abusive to the flight attendant because she ordered them to stop smoking ... in vain.

And to add icing to the cake ... Bieber's father was on the plane.

By the time the plane landed the weed was gone, but drug-sniffing dogs detected trace amounts. 

One person who was on the plane 3 hours after it landed says it continued to reek of marijuana.

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Justin Bieber

He'll Be Searched Indefinitely

By U.S. Customs

2/4/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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's days of breezing in and out of the U.S. are over ... because we're told he will continue to be a target of U.S. Customs every time he comes back to the states.

TMZ broke the story ... when Justin flew into a New Jersey airport from Canada last Friday ... U.S. Customs searched his plane and then grilled him for hours, before letting him leave.  Law enforcement sources tell us ... Custom's flagged Bieber because he's on a Homeland Security watch list for his 2 ongoing criminal cases.

We're told Bieber is subject to the exact same treatment every time he leaves and then re-enters the U.S. -- a thorough search and then exhaustive questioning. 

It's very hard to get off the watch list once you're on it.  You can appeal to Homeland Security but the agency has broad discretion.  What's more ... if Bieber is found guilty or pleads no contest to any criminal charge, it will be extremely difficult for him to go under the radar again.

As for whether that will cramp his style ... Bieber sources say he just doesn't care.  As one person put it, "He's gonna do what he wants to do."

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