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He didn’t fly first class and his hotels weren’t five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000. The breakdown of the April trip was provided to The Associated Press as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The tab includes jail stays, airfare and other transportation costs. The U.S. Marshals Service, which transported Brown, said in a statement Tuesday that it uses the “safest and most cost-effective means to transport” inmates.



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