Fat Joe Sued By Former Business Partner
A man by the name of Scott Spina is reportedly suing his former business partner, Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena. The reason? He says the Bronx rapper ripped him off.
Spina is claiming that he put $150,000 of his own money into their NYC shoe store, UP NYC. He says he also added more than $300,000 to that figure via funds that he acquired from both loans and investors. He goes on to say that on the store’s first day of business, they made over $175,000–But less than three weeks after their initial opening, Joe disassociated himself from him, and was later banned from the business’s premises.
Just last month, Joe’s aforementioned business parter was sentenced to almost three years in prison for stealing credit card info from customers, which of course led to a number of lawsuits against the business. Spina is suing his ex-business partner for his $150,000 to be returned.
According to reports from Page Six, Spina is now also arguing that Cartagena ripped him off even before he began screwing their customers following the store’s opening. He also claims that Fat Joe hired multiple new employees without so much as consulting him, while also “surreptitiously” opening an entire separate bank account for the alleged purpose of “[diverting] the store’s proceeds and profits.”
In addition to that $150K he’s seeking from the rapper, TMZ reported that Spina also wants “his fair share” of the store that he and Cartagena formerly partnered on.
Scott Spina has not yet begun his 35-month sentence for the aforementioned conviction.