Romelu Lukaku Avoids Jail Time, Pays Fine for L.A. Incident

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Back in the summer time, Romelu Lukaku celebrated his holiday a little too much, and way too noisily. Lukaku rented a Beverly Hills mansion, where he hosted a party that was way too raucous for his neighbors.

In early July, a week before his move up in pay grade and transfer to Manchester United, he was arrested, but not taken into custody, by the Beverly Police Department.

He was charged with a noise violation, as the police warned him on five previous occasions to turn the music down. On the sixth visit, they booked him.

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Lukaku, who signed a £75 million deal when he moved from Everton in the summer, has now agreed to pay $450 (£340) to reimburse the Beverly Hills police. By paying the fine, the Belgian has now reached a deal to reduce the charges from a misdemeanor, a charge that included a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Now disturbance of the peace is the infraction Lukaku is charged with, and it carries a $100 (£76) fine plus other costs and penalties, according to reporting in the BBC. The case will be heard again at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on December 18th.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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