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Actor Columbus Short gets month in jail

Associated Press Associated Press 9/06/2016

Former Scandal actor Columbus Short has been sentenced to a month in jail for violating probation in an assault case.

Short was also ordered on Wednesday to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program.

Short appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to face allegations that he violated his probation after he tested positive in April for cocaine and marijuana use. He got six days' credit for time he already has spent in jail.

His lawyer, Ludlow B Creary, says he expects his client will be released soon. He says Short has no comment on the court's findings.

Columbus Short will spend the next month behind bars after being sent to jail for violating his probation in an assault case. © Wochit Columbus Short will spend the next month behind bars after being sent to jail for violating his probation in an assault case. Short was given community service and probation after pleading no contest to felony assault for knocking a man unconscious at a family gathering in 2014.

He has acknowledged having drug and alcohol problems.

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