WASHINGTON (AP) — He didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a jail in Los Angeles to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000.
The breakdown of the April trip was provided to The Associated Press as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The tab includes jail stays, airfare and other transportation costs. The U.S. Marshals Service, which transported Brown, said in a statement Tuesday that it uses the safest and most cost-effective means to transport prisoners.
Brown is scheduled to be in a Washington courtroom Wednesday. This time, he's out of jail, so he'll be paying his own way.