A former security chief for James Brown pleaded guilty to forgery, property damage, and stealing $75,000 from the singer. Richmond County (Ga.) Superior Court Judge Albert M. Pickett sentenced Richard

A former security chief for James Brown pleaded guilty to forgery, property damage, and stealing $75,000 from the singer. Richmond County (Ga.) Superior Court Judge Albert M. Pickett sentenced Richard Glenn to 15 years on Friday. Prior convictions make him ineligible for parole.

Glenn was arrested in May 2000 after a fire destroyed a business office for James Brown Enterprises. He initially faced a charge of arson but that was reduced to criminal damage to property.

Damages to the building and furnishings totaled about $400,000, but master tapes of never-released recordings that also were destroyed in the fire were estimated to be worth $1 million, Assistant District Attorney Bobby Christine said.

Attorneys told the judge that Brown had asked for leniency because he still cares deeply for Glenn.


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