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Justin Bieber's Manager Arrested for "Refusing to Tweet"

In this Dec. 11, 2009 file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs at the 2009 Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) AP Photo/Evan Agostini

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Justin Bieber's manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, has been arrested in Long Island, NY in connection with a fan frenzy at a mall.

Essentially, it was a "refusal to tweet" that landed the manager for the teen pop sensation behind bars.

Braun surrendered to Nassau County police on Wednesday and awaits arraignment on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance.

His arrest stems from a planned appearance in November by the 16-year-old Bieber. When the crowd became unruly, police told Braun to send out a Twitter message canceling the event.

The prosecutor says it took Braun 1 1/2 hours to send two tweets, but his lawyer says it took seven minutes. The 28-year-old Braun faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

Police at the time also arrested a vice president from Bieber's record label.

Braun's lawyer says his client will plead not guilty.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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