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Akon Pleads Guilty for Fan-Throwing Incident


Over a year after tossing a fan off a concert stage, hip-hop artist Akon finally learned his punishment.

The performer, who was once facing over a year in jail, plead guilty to second-degree harassment today. The charge stemmed from a June 2007 when Akon appeared at a KFEST event in Fishkill, NY. When the singer was hit by a flying object (you can see that moment at around the :13 mark), he asked that the culprit be brought to the stage. That was when Akon (a.k.a. Aliaune Thiam) took matters into his own hands.

Since prosecutors agreed to drop a child endangerment charge, the 35-year-old was slapped with just a $250 fine and 65 hours of community service.

Read More | Poughkeepsie Journal

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