Stevie J Facing Jail Time For Owing $1.3 Million In Back Child Support
Stevie J may be spending time behind bars. A court has ruled that the music producer and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star will report to authorities in April, for failure to pay child support. According to Bossip,
last year, Stevie pled guilty to one count of failure to pay child support – a misdemeanor – and under the terms of his plea deal, he agreed to three years of probation and to pay back $1,304,835 in support the government contended he owed. But the judge hauled him back in court Monday after he learned that Stevie had all but stopped making payments to settle the seven figure debt.
The feds also accused him of failing drug screens that were a condition of the deal. Stevie was arraigned on charges of violating the plea deal, and pled not guilty. However the judge wasn’t buying it, and told the father of five to be ready for a possible stint in federal lockup when he surrenders to to law enforcement next month. The feds had previously asked for Stevie’s sentence to include six months in prison, but Judge Crotty ruled that it would best for Stevie not to go behind bars, so he can make money for the restitution and be there for his children. But now, prison time is back on the table.