Chris Brown Could Face Prosecution for Getting a Pet Monkey


Chris Brown may have another legal case on his hands.

Last month, he got a baby capuchin monkey named Fiji. Based on his Instagram photos, Chris' 3-year-old daughter Royalty seems to really like it.

Several people reported the monkey to the proper authorities and it turns out Chris never got a permit to keep the exotic pet -- he may now face criminal charges.


via TMZ:

According to law enforcement ... several folks notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, who opened an investigation.

Turns out Chris never got a permit for the exotic pet, so authorities got a search warrant but before Chris' house got raided, he voluntarily agreed to surrender the animal.

According to our sources ... CB could be charged with having a restricted species without a permit, a misdemeanor, that carries a maximum of 6 months in jail. The case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.

Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos, tells TMZ, "As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana ... now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity."

We're not well versed on the dangers of having a pet monkey, but Fiji certainly is a cute one.

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