It looks like Stevie J is going to have to serve some time behind bars. According to TMZ, the Love & Hip Hop star will have to turn himself in to authorities on April 10 for failure to pay child support, the US Attorney Southern District NY says. However, it’s unclear how long he’ll have to spend behind bars.
Stevie reportedly owes more than $1.3 million in back child support. As the news outlet mentions, these cases are usually handled in state court, but the amount owed, the length time he was in arrears, and the fact that the people involved are in different states all make it a federal case.
This report shouldn’t come as a complete shocker as Stevie admitted to all this and plead guilty for failure to pay child support back in February last year. He accepted full responsibility and had been ordered to fork over $1,304,835.86 dollars. He was also placed on probation for 3 years unless he paid f his tab sooner than that, but as this reports suggest thats not the case. At the time, prosecutors wanted Stevie to serve hard time for his missed payments, but it appears their request is finally being granted 12 months later.
In addition to all this, the judge also criticized Stevie for ID’ing his probation ficer’s name on social media as well.
We’ll continue to keep you posted on the latest with Stevie J moving forward.