Akon: ‘Yes, I Tossed A Fan,’ Pleads Guilty But Does He Serve Time ?

Akon pled guilty in a Fishkill, NY courtroom Wednesday for tossing a fan off stage at an upstate New York concert last year. The 35-year-old singer threw the teenage boy off the stage during a June 2007 concert at a minor league baseball stadium near Poughkeepsie. Another concertgoer claimed she suffered a concussion when the teen landed on her. Akon will serve no jail time as long as he performs 65 hours of community service and pays a $250 fine according to a plea bargain the singer took at Fishkill Town Court. After the plea, Akon shook hands with Anthony Smith, the now 16-year-old fan, and apologized to him and his parents. Akon declined comment as he left the courtroom, but Andrea Zellan, his lawyer, who released a statement says “We are pleased that the case has been resolved and Akon looks forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind him.”


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