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Bieber to be charged with vandalism

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Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles over an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbour’s home, prosecutors say.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Bieber will be charged on Wednesday with one count of misdemeanour vandalism.

The Grammy-nominated singer will not be present for the arraignment at Superior Court in Van Nuys, DA spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

It’s not immediately clear what the potential penalty is.

Prosecutors spent months considering whether to file charges.

The singer’s Calabasas mansion was searched on January 14 and detectives later filed a search warrant to obtain images from Bieber’s Instagram account to match them up to surveillance footage taken from his home.

A detective wrote that a person matching Bieber’s description was seen high-fiving his friends after running toward a neighbour’s home, but footage of the egg attack was not captured.

A call Wednesday seeking comment from Bieber’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, was not immediately returned.

Sheriff’s detectives estimated the damage to the home at up to $US20,000 ($A21,639).

Bieber faces two other cases in Florida and Toronto.