Jordan was arrested Monday in Georgia for reportedly failing to pay $1 million in child support and no show at a court hearing in Manhattan, according to the Southern District of New York.
The music producer’s attorney Daniel Meachum has, however, denied prosecutors’ allegations that his client owes a million in child support payments and says [Stevie J] is happy to be home on bond.
While seated next to his reality star wife Joseline Hernandez, Jordan told the Associated Press; “It feels great. I’m home with my wife,” he said shortly after his release. “I’m just ready to get this behind me.”
“Per court documents; ‘Federal prosecutors in New York say that Jordan missed many child support payments for two children he had with a former girlfriend. The 17-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl currently live with their mother in Pennsylvania.
In 1999, Jordan was ordered to pay nearly $6,600 per month, the court documents show. That amount increased to $8,600 in 2011.
Prosecutors also claim Jordan had the means to support the children after he collected a lump sum from working with top artists like Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey and his ex-girlfriend/rapstress Eve.
US. Attorney Preet Bharara said., Stevie J. earned a substantial income of $193,000 due to his appearance on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and another $100,000 from music royalties in the first eight months of 2013.
Meachum said in a statement after Jordan’s release:
“My client has been a great father, both emotionally and financially to his kids.
“We plan on proving that if there is an amount owed, it is definitely not a million dollars, nor anything close to that amount,” Meachum added.
If charged, Stevie J will have to serve the maximum two years in prison.