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Justin Bieber Pays $6,000 Fine To Close Brazil Graffiti Case
A Brazilian judge closed a case after the singer paid a fine, making a $6,000 donation to a cancer hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the BBC reported.
Four years ago, Bieber -- who was 19 at the time -- tagged the abandoned former Hotel Nacional.
O Globo newspaper, the country's largest news outlet, published photos of the Canadian singer spraying the wall while his bodyguard stood close by.
Brazil's civil police force issued a statement after the incident, confirming that Bieber had been charged with "defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means." In the country, the crime is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine.