Rapper Clifford Harris, better known as T.I, and business partner Charles Hughes was hit with an eviction notice for over $ 1 million in owed rent and reportedly unpaid wages to workers at Scales 925 restaurant. According to WSBTV:
“Hughes used Scales LLC to create bank accounts for payroll. However, Hughes would deposit money from SCALES 925 into his personal account causing payroll checks to bounce,” the suit claims.
“Hughes has made fraudulent statements to restaurant employees concerning the hours the employees worked at SCALES 925. For example, Hughes used a time and billing software call ALOHA for keeping track of employee hours.
The software would delete hours or not keep track of hours exceeding 40 hours per week. Employees complained to Hughes but were told it was nothing he could do.
It’s been six years since the “Rubber Band Man” hit maker was affiliated with any legal trouble. According to MTV, before he was sentenced, the rapper told a group of reporters, fans and family members gathered at the Atlanta courthouse where he was sentenced that he was ready to begin the next phase of his life as a responsible adult.
“Although I am not thrilled about my next year and a day, I am pleased that I am beginning the process of putting this all behind me,” he said. “Thank you and I apologize to my family, to the young men, young women that I mentor. I hope that I can keep at least one, if not a million or more, from going down a similar path. I just want to say thank you.”
Since he’s been free, the rapper has stayed true to his word.
No word if charges will be dropped against T.I but it’s safe to say Mr. Hughes better put some respeck on his name.
Written By: Cynthia Casimir