Bergen County Sheriffs Department
Singer In Hot Water Over Not Supporting His Kids
won’t be able to sing his way out of this one.
The “I Don’t Wanna Know” singer has been arrested and jailed for falling behind to the tune of six figures in child support for his 12-year-old son, BOSSIP has learned.
Officers from the Bergen County Sheriffs Department raided the former Bad Boy Records artist’s home Fort Lee, NJ Wednesday morning after he amassed a massive debt of more than $171,000 in back child support, according to public records. He was arrested without incident, and his bail figure is the dollar amount of the child support owed, a spokesman for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office told BOSSIP.
Winans is already out on $250,000 bail for his tax fraud case after he admitted not filing federal tax returns from 2008 through 2012. He could get up to five years in prison in that separate case.
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 21: Mario Winans performs onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka and Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation )
And it’s not the first time the artist has run afoul of the law when it comes to supporting his son. In 2015, cops cuffed the crooner due to child support arrears after he apparently stopped paying the court-ordered $3,500 a month child support.
The 43-year-old was still in custody Thursday, and is scheduled to go before a family court judge later today.