Jacob The Jeweler Sues Wyclef From Jail
Jailed New York jeweller JACOB ARABOV's company is suing ex-FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN over non-payment of bills.
Lawyers for Jacob and Company Incorporated claim the hip-hop star owes money for watches and jewellery he bought.
In court papers filed in New York on Tuesday (29Jul08), the jewellery firm's bosses claim Wyclef `bought' several items between March 2002 and January 2006 for a total of $765,100 (GBP382,550) and still owes almost $320,000 (GBP160,000), despite "repeated demands for payment".
A representative for the hitmaker has yet to respond to the allegations.
Arabov, aka Jacob The Jeweler, was sentenced to serve over two years behind bars in June (08) for lying to investigators of a multistate drug ring.