By Chineze Ogugua
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will have to compensate the police in Los Angeles for their repeated callouts over loud parties during the summer, in order to avoid a jail term.
Police issued a citation to the 24-year-old after responding to five noise complaints in as many days at the Beverly Hills residence where he was staying as he probably was celebrating his £75m move to Manchester United from Everton.
The Belgium international will pay $450 (£340) to reimburse the force as part of a deal that will see the charge reduced from a misdemeanour which could have carried six months in jail.
The city will then reduce the charge to a disturbance of the peace infraction, which carries a $100 (£76) fine plus other costs and penalties, according to Commissioner Jane Godfrey.
Both the City’s lawyer James Eckart and Lukaku’s lawyer, Robert Humphreys, accepted the arrangement.
The case will return to Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on Dec. 18 when Lukaku’s lawyer is expected to pay the $550 (£416) in fines and compensation, a $40 (£30) fee as well as other undecided penalties.
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