Chris Brown may have been allowed to leave the Philippines after his tour but that does not mean that he is off the hook. The “Loyal” singer was charged with $1 million for allegedly defrauding Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) after he was a no-show in its New Year’s eve concert. The religious group claimed that he failed to return the money he was paid.
According to Phil Star, although Brown was allowed to leave the Philippines last week, investigations on the complaint filed against him and promoter John Michael Pio Roda will continue. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said that a subpoena is expected to be issued to both Brown and Roda in a few weeks.
Brown, however, did not necessarily have to participate in the preliminary investigation proceedings as it was “not a compulsory process.” De Lima added that Brown had the option to ignore the subpoena if he wanted to. The singer’s non participation, however, means that Brown will also have to waive his right to answer allegations to the complaint filed by INC.
De Lima mentioned that if proven guilty of fraud, Brown can definitely go to prison. She, however, added that organization’s main goal as of the moment is to recover the money.
“The main objective is how to recover the money so there is also civil aspect that may involve recovery of money via civil suit.”
There you have it on the latest news about Chris Brown. Do you think the singer intended to keep the money or was it just a big misunderstanding? Sound off in the comments below.
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