Justin Bieber faces arrest in Brazil for illegally spray painting graffiti on a Rio hotel's wall four years ago after a judge reopened the criminal case against him.
He’s scheduled to arrive in Brazil today, and has been charged with a 'crime against the city order and cultural heritage' after defacing the famous hotel during his last visit to the country in 2013.
The case was suspended after Justin left the country to continue his tour before justice officials could notify him of the charges. He’s due to play Rio again tonight, and prosecutors have reopened the case and will officially notify him of the charges when he arrives in the country. A judge has ordered a court clerk to be waiting for the singer when he arrives at the city's international airport, where he will be asked to sign a document confirming he is aware of the case. If he refuses, the judge has authorized the 'use of police force' to ensure he signs the document 'during' his show.
Hundreds of his fans are already camped outside the venue.
Justin will also be informed that he should hire a defense lawyer, and will likely be questioned by police. A judge is expected to sentence Justin before he leaves after his final show in Sao Paulo on Sunday.
FYI: In Brazil, defacing a building is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine.
Source: Daily Mail