While Stevie J is toasting it up in the clubs of ATL and on our television screens every week on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” court documents suggest the reality star/producer is close to losing it all due to his failure to pay child support. The star was arrested earlier this week for $1.2 million in back pay.
According to TMZ, New York state has issued papers informing Stevie J– whose real name is Steven Jordan– it reserves the right to seize any property he owns. The order, of course, includes his Georgia pad which houses wife Joseline Hernandez and his Versace dishes.
The state reportedly sent Jordan four separate notifications about his property between 2011 and 2013. He chose to ignore the notices.
In 1999, Jordan was ordered to pay $6,600 a month in child support for the kids he had with his then live-in girlfriend. The payment was eventually raised to $8,600 a month, yet he stopped making payments in 2001.
“Steven Jordan failed to pay over $1 million in child support even while earning substantial income from his participation in a reality television show,” said. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Prosecutors allege Jordan earned $193,000 on “LHHATL” and another $100,000 from music royalties in 2013, proving that he has the means to pay off his tab.
If convicted, Jordan faces up to two years in prison.
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