When The Checks Stop Coming In: 2000s Rapper In Hot Water Over Missing Bankruptcy Payments
He filed for bankruptcy last year, but astonishingly Petey Pablo’s money troubles seem to have become even worse.
The “Freek A Leek” rapper will have to appear in federal court this week after his bankruptcy trustee accused him of blowing off the terms of his bankruptcy deal.
The 44-year-old, who was born Moses Barrett, filed for bankruptcy in 2016, saying he had debts of less than $50,000, and assets in the same range. He and his trustees were able to work out a payment plan that would help him get back on his feet, but the trustee claims Petey has now stopped cooperating.
Pablo’s trustee said that the 2000’s rapper and former boyfriend of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s” Amber Laura has missed almost $7,000 in back bankruptcy payments and never turned in his tax returns from last year – all conditions of his bankruptcy plan.
If Petey Pablo loses his bankruptcy, he could be liable for all of his debts and have his property or other assets seized to pay them.
Although his messy finances put him in this quagmire, Petey Pablo has dug himself out of debt before. In 2013, the IRS slapped him with a federal tax lien for nearly $100,000, and he was able to whittle that down to just a $6,620 debt by 2016, public records show.
And besides his money trouble, Petey has had a rough couple years: he was released from federal prison in 2014 after being sentenced to 35 months for attempting to carry a stolen firearm onto an airplane back in 2010.