It’s been awhile since we’ve spotted original Hot Boys cliquester and New Orleans rap veteran Juvenile.
Unfortunately, now that we have, the latest spotting happens to be behind bars for what the New Orleans Advocate reports is over $150,000 in child support debt.
Real name Terius Gray, Juve was reportedly arrested after a concert performance on Friday (June 18) per orders from Civil Court Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott.
New Orleans Advocate further reported that the whopping amount piled up is connected to earlier rulings in 2012 and 2013, in which he’s since paid $20,000 of a $170,000 back payment owed to Dionne Williams for their son in April. According to Williams, Juve is also guilty of failure over to pay upward of $71,000 between 2013 and May, so states the court documents obtained by New Orleans Advocate.
While the judge previously ruled that Juve was obliged to pay off the child support debt or face 30 days in jail, the site reports that Louisiana is known for its practices of jailing individuals for failure to pay child support. However, the practice isn’t done as often under the premise that the money owed in the child support is nearly impossible to attain while the jailed individual sits behind bars. In a case like Juvenile’s though, the site adds, judges do exercise more discretion for defendants who seem more likely to have the financial means of paying their child support debts.
Representatives from Juve’s legal team have not yet confronted reports.
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