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    Russell Brand Gets Community Service in Phone-Shattering Case

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    Russell Brand is a free man right now, but he's not completely off the hook.

    While Katy Perry's ex was not given any jail time stemming from his hurling of a shutterbug's iPhone through a glass window in New Orleans back in March, the British funnyman is being punished nevertheless.

    During an arraignment on Thursday morning, Brand was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court fees.

    Russell Brand Charged in Phone-Smashing Incident

    Brand himself was not present in court, but his attorney entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.

    Just yesterday, the New Orleans District Attorney's Office confirmed to E! News that Brand had been charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

    The case against Brand, however, will be dismissed if he completes his community service by Aug. 31.

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