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Chris Brown could go to jail for owning a pet monkey

PICTURED: Chris Brown

CHRIS BROWN could face six months in jail for owning a pet monkey.

According to TMZ, Brown, who used to own a baby capuchin monkey called Fiji, reportedly did not obtain a permit to own the animal.

As a result, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has charged Brown with two counts of owning a restricted species without a permit, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Brown was forced to give up ownership of the monkey after people viewing his photos and videos of it online reported him to the authorities. At the time his lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ: “As I leave my office in Downtown LA and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana… now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity.”

The Loyal singer is due in court for sentencing on February 6.

See photos and videos of Brown’s former pet below:

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