Akon sentenced to 65 hours community service
December 18, 2008 by Editorial Staff
Akon has been sentenced to 65 hours of community service for his engagement with a fan. Akon who was born in Senegalese is guilty after a concert where he threw a teenage boy off stage in New York last year. He was also fine $250….
Akon – real name Aliaune Thiam – shook hands with the now 16-year-old victim, Anthony Smith, after entering his plea and apologised to him and his parents, but refused to comment on his sentence…
His lawyer issued a statement saying: “We are pleased the case has been resolved and Akon looks forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind him.”
According to witnesses at the June 2007 concert, which took place at New York’s Duchess Stadium, a spectator threw something on stage, sparking the incident.
After asking the crowd to identify the culprit, a security guard picked out Anthony, then 15, and sent him up to the stage, where the ‘Lonely’ star hoisted him onto his shoulders and threw him into the crowd. Unfortunately, one concertgoer claimed to have suffered concussion when the boy landed on her.