Stevie J Faces Up To Six Months In Prison When He’s Sentenced Early Next Year
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s” Stevie J has admitted he dodged court-ordered child support payments for his two kids for more than 10 years.
The reality star pled guilty Monday to one count of misdemeanor failure to pay child support in Manhattan Federal Court, copping to not paying through the court’s for his two kids from 2001 to 2014. Stevie, whose real name is Steven Jordan, signed a waiver of indictment, which stopped the case from going forward.
Federal prosecutor Kathleen Riley said had the case gone to trial, the government would have produced witnesses, people involved with employing Stevie and his financial records to show “that Mr. Jordan failed to make child support payments, despite having the ability to do so.”
The government said Stevie ignored the court’s order that he pay $8,557 a month for his son and daughter, and by 2014, the amount had steadily crept up to $1.1 million.
He is due back in court for sentencing in January, and faces up to six months in prison, a $5,000 fine as well as restitution payments. The judge said any or all of the punishments were on the table. In the meantime, he’ll have to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and abide by a 10:30 p.m. curfew.
“The sentence imposed on you is going to be determined by me,” Judge Paul Crotty told him. “I’m not going to be making any promises on what the sentence is going to be.”