Arrest warrant issued against Justin Beiber

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Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Beiber faces an arrest warrant by an Argentine judge. The warrant was issued in the name of Beiber as he failed to respond to summons related to allegations that he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013.

Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the “immediate detention” of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls. However, it was not evident that whether the warrant would extend beyond Argentina.

Bieber, 21, is accused of sending the bodyguards to attack photographer Diego Pesoa outside a Buenos Aires nightclub. Bieber reportedly never returned to Argentina to respond to questions about the incident.

Under Argentine law, Bieber would face from one month to six years in prison if convicted on a charge of causing injuries. An email sent to a Bieber representative was not immediately returned.

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