Fat Joe Suing Accountants Over Fraud Activity

The rapper is accusing his accountants of misappropriating funds using his and his wife’s name.

Fat Joe is not playing about his money! The Hip Hop Awards host is suing his accountants and claiming they have stolen millions from him in a “fraudulent scheme,” according to Billboard.

In this pending lawsuit, the 52-year-old claims his accountants of misappropriating funds using his and his wife’s name.

Joe’s assistant Vanessa Rodriguez has been fired by longtime CPA, Andre Chammas, and after her termination, the rapper began to notice flaws in his business accounts.

The former assistant allegedly obtained a credit card to take out cash advances and pay her child’s school tuition, which would add identity theft to the list of illegal activities the rapper is accusing his former employee of performing.

“The bottom line is that, by executing and reaping the benefits of their money-making scheme, BDO and Chammas have committed malpractice and professional negligence, breached the fiduciary duties they owe to Plaintiffs, misappropriated millions of dollars, defrauded Plaintiffs, and been unjustly enriched,” said the “Lean Back” rapper’s lawyers in the court documents.

“Rather than cooperate with a longtime client and offer to lend assistance, BDO and Chammas have employed a different strategy: stonewall and delay,” Fat Joe’s lawyers wrote. “Now Plaintiffs know why BDO and Chammas have been trying to obstruct their investigation: Plaintiffs are the target of a fraudulent scheme that BDO and Chammas—with Rodriguez’s assistance—have been orchestrating for years and that has resulted in millions of dollars in damages.”

The Bronx native claims once he caught wind of the situation and began to inquire with his accounting firm, they ignored his questioning and created false stories to cover their tracks.

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