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Cops are set to arrest singer Mario Winans after he failed to surrender to law enforcement and attend to a court-ordered child support enforcement hearing to explain why he is still not supporting his tween son, BOSSIP has learned.
The “I Don’t Wanna Know” singer was supposed to surrender to law enforcement Wednesday and attend the hearing in Bergen County, NJ Family Court where he faced possible jail time. A judge had issued two warrants for his arrest after he once again stopped supporting his 12-year-old son.
“He’s a no-show,” a Bergen County court official told BOSSIP in the courtroom Wednesday.
Winans is supposed to be paying $3,500 a month for his 12-year-old son’s care, but hasn’t consistently supported the boy since he was a baby, a source close to the situation told BOSSIP.
Cops raided the former Bad Boy artist’s Fort Lee home back in September 2017 – where he lives with his wife and two other kids – for not paying for the boy. He posted $10,000 bail, which went towards the child support arrears, and the judge told Winans he had a week to pay the remaining balance of more than $170,000 or face jail time.
But he apparently ignored the judge’s order, and the judge issued warrants for his arrest both in November and December.
Winans has said that he’s making $3,000 a month – a fraction of what he once pulled in while on Bad Boy – and was two months behind on his rent and borrowing cash from his mother, gospel star Vicky Winans, in order to pay the bills.
However, you’d never know Winans had any financial problems according to his Instagram account, where he poses with fancy cars and jewelry.
It’s not clear how Winans’ fresh legal troubles will affect the terms of his sentence in his recent tax fraud case. The judge on that case, the Hon. Esther Salas, told him that she’d lock him up ASAP if he didn’t follow through on the terms of her judgment, which included paying both back and current support immediately.
“The days of you putting things off are over, and if you do that, you are going to be saying goodbye to your kids,” the judge told Winans at his October sentencing hearing.
We’ve reached out to Winan’s attorney, Aidan O’Connor, for comment.