Justin has officially landed in Rio de Janeiro and there are now reports that he could be jailed for up to a year. JAILED! This comes after he was charged with a "crime against the city order and cultural heritage" for spray painting a protected landmark in the city in 2013.
Now that he's back in the country, Rio Judge Rudi Lowenkron has reopened the case. "The Prosecution Service requested that the court issue a writ of summons in his name," the Judge said. "The request is so that the accused is made aware of the charges." And if he doesn't cooperate, JB could land in prison!
"If the justice system concludes the process quickly and want to make an example out of him by giving him a jail sentence, there is a possibility that this might happen," international law expert Tagory Figueiredo told the Daily Mail. Yikes!
For now though, it looks like he's not too worried as he was spotted chillin' (in a very questionable outfit) on the beach. Let's just hope he has a good legal team!
ICYMI, while JB was touring in Rio de Janeiro back in 2013, he was given permission from the city to graffiti a wall but he didn't follow instructions and ended up spray painting the once-abandoned Gran Meliá Nacional Rio de Janeiro Hotel. But turns out it wasn't abandoned and the building is actually protected by the Brazilian government as it was designed by a famous architect. #awks
A complaint was filed and Justin was charged with "a crime against the city order and cultural heritage.' And in classic JB fashion, he even mocked the police on Insta, writing: "Who's gonna stop me huh."
But it looks like he might regret those words now. The case was suspended back in 2015 but a State Prosecutor recently filed to have the criminal case reopened and, thanks to the judge's ruling, prosecutors may use police force to ensure that he is served.
Sorry Brazilian Beliebers but if this all goes ahead, you might not get to see him in concert!
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