Source: Progress Made on Chris Brown Plea Deal

Apr. 28 2009, Published 4:45 a.m. ET

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Progress has been made on a plea deal for Chris Brown, a source close to the situation tells exclusively.

Brown is facing two felony charges for his altercation with Rhianna. Cops say he brutally beat her in his car on Feb. 8.

Click here to see exclusive photos of blood in Brown's car after the incident.

Court action in the case resumes Wednesday when the parties will try to set a date for Brown's preliminary hearing. He's charged with assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats.

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Brown signed a waiver and is not expected to be in court Wednesday.

Meanwhile, one source close to the situation says progress has been made on plea deal talks. Even so, that source tells, there are still issues to be worked out and a deal is "close, but not imminent."

The source says barring a last-minute breakthrough it is unlikely a deal will be announced Wednesday but both sides have moved closer together.

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It is still uncertain what is preventing a deal from being closed by the District Attorney's office and Brown's attorney Mark Geragos.

If no deal is reached and the case progresses to the preliminary hearing stage, the case against Brown will be presented to a judge, and that certainly won't be pretty for the singer. One photo that surfaced of Rihanna after the incident showed her face beaten badly. (Photo: Zuma Press)



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