By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Stevie J reportedly owes about $1 million in unpaid child support, and now a grand jury has decided to indict the reality star.
The Jasmine Brand writes:
Then on January 14th, the federal government filed documents stating that the grand jury came back with their decision last week and indicted Stevie J with one county of failing to pay support to his child in another state.
The grand jury is used in criminal cases to determine if the prosecution’s case is strong and has enough evidence to prosecute in the real trial. Further, grand jury indictment allowed for the case to move forward quicker than without an indictment from a grand jury. Long story short, it’s not looking good for Stevie J.
The federal government reportedly explains to the judge that Stevie J – at the time of the indictment and currently – is receiving treatment at drug rehab in Georgia and won’t be released until February. They are requesting the judge postpone the arraignment until then.
The judge signed off on the motion and has scheduled Stevie J to be arraigned on February 10th, only days after he is released from rehab.
Looks like Stevie is on his way to jail.
In more legal news, Chris Brown’s probation was revoked. He’s also looking at possibly heading back to jail.
Chris showed up for a progress report Thursday, when the judge told him the probation report presented multiple problems. First, the report mentions the shooting last Sunday in San Jose when Chris was on stage. Five people were injured.
The judge also said the probation report expressed concern over another shooting at 1OAK during VMA weekend last August. Again, Chris was on stage and several people were shot, including Suge Knight.
And the judge said Chris left the county for San Jose without getting the court’s permission, which is a violation of his probation.
As for why the shootings are an issue, they were raised in the probation report. The judge noted so far there’s no evidence Chris was criminally involved, but the probation officer says, “There is also concern that when he performs or attends at some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured.”
The probation officer also notes Chris has been arrested twice while on probation — once for assault in DC and also for throwing a rock at his mom’s car in rehab. And the officer notes Chris was “making comments about knives and guns during a group [rehab] meeting.”
The probation officer — who thinks Chris is focusing too much on his career rather than community service and rehabilitation — recommends to the judge that Chris serve time. The officer says the singer has shown “a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive.”
Chris has another hearing March 20, so his fate is currently up in the air.
Stevie’s goose is pretty much cooked at this point, unless Mona lends him a million. But knowing her, watching him being dragged off in handcuffs would make great tv, so yeah…he’s screwed.
Chris Brown on the other hand has Mark Giergos in his corner. So he’ll dress in a suit, look contrite, make a bunch of BS promises, and get off. It never fails!
I don’t feel bad for Stevie. If you’re going to have all these kids, you better have the means to provide for them.
Damn Stevie. I didn’t think he’d get locked up over this. Anyway, Chris is definitely the Bobby Brown of his generation.
Chris is always in trouble.