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No jail for Boy George



Boy George avoided jail time today when he agreed to a plea bargain to settle cocaine possession charges. Instead he'll perform "Karma Chameleon" for 36 straight hours on a garbage barge anchored close to the Statue of Liberty. No, not really. (He'll perform 5 days of community service and enter a drug rehab program.)

"I am relieved and happy that this case has been disposed of," Boy said in a written statement. "I love New York and am looking forward to coming back and working in the states later this year."

Boy, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was arrested last year in New York after he called police to report an alleged burglary in his apartment. Instead of a burglar, however, cops found a pile of cocaine on his desk. As part of his plea deal, Boy admitted guilt in reporting a false incident to police.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:16pm]


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