Stevie J Close To Landing Plea Deal In Child Support Case
According to Centric, Stevie J is inching closer and closer to settling his $1 million child support case, as the federal government has filed court documents asking for more time before heading to trial. It’s suspected the "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star is in plea talks in hopes to lessen his penalties.
Back in June, Stevie J— whose real name is Steven Jordan— was arrested for owing $1,107,412 in back child support for the kids he had with an ex-girlfriend. He was initially tasked with paying $6,600 a month in child support, but that total was eventually raised to $8,600 a month. Unfortunately, Jordan never paid up.
Court documents state the government is now close to settling with Jordan without going to trial, reports The Jasmine Brand. They’re said to be in negotiations and need a little more time to continue talking with the star. A request has been put in place to reschedule a hearing for Sept. 11.
Jordan reportedly makes $27,000 a month for his role on "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" and made $193,499 from January 2013 to August 2013. He also made more than $105,000 in music royalties over the past decade.
The federal government is working out a plan for Jordan to pay back the mother of his children, given the surplus of his recent income, and avoid jail time.