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Updated: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:58:41 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Justin Bieber to be charged with vandalism in LA



FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test following his Jan. 23 arrest that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments about enjoying his wealth, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday, March 18. Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and other charges, also told officers he was not drag racing in a rented Lamborghini along with R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari when both were stopped. (© AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test following his Jan. 23 arrest that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments about enjoying his wealth, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday, March 18. Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence and other charges, also told officers he was not drag racing in a rented Lamborghini along with R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari when both were stopped. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File) Miami Beach Police Dept./The Associated Press

Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbour's home, prosecutors said.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Bieber will be charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanour vandalism.

The pop singer will not be present for the 1:30 p.m. arraignment at Superior Court in Van Nuys, DA spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

It's not immediately clear what the potential penalty is.

Sheriff's investigators searched Bieber's home on Jan. 14 searching for evidence in the case and arrested one of the singer's friends on felony drug possession charges. Surveillance footage seized from Bieber's home appears to show the pop star high-fiving friends and celebrating after throwing eggs at his neighbour's home earlier that month.

The Grammy-nominated singer faces two other cases in Florida and Toronto. Miami authorities have charged him with driving under the influence and driving without a valid license, while Toronto prosecutors have accused Bieber of assaulting a limo driver in December.

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