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Illinois rapper wanted after missing child support hearing

An arrest warrant was issued for rapper Chief Keef after the 18-year-old failed to appear at a hearing regarding back child support that he allegedly owed to the mother of his 17-month-old child. A petition had been filed by the state in June of 2014 alleging that the man owed more than $10,000 in back child support.

While the mother of the child says that he made some payments, he did not fulfill his entire obligation. In March of 2014, he was ordered to pay $1,650 a month in support in addition to $5,000 in back payments. He was also ordered to provide health insurance for the child, and he has reportedly met that obligation.

According to reports, the rapper has been in trouble with the law on several occasions since 2012. A video that reportedly shows him pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer was partially responsible for his rise to mainstream fame. He has also been taken into custody for drug possession, speeding and for DUI. Records also show that he was evicted from a rented mansion after he fell almost $30,000 behind in rent payments. Neighbors were upset about the rapper's presence there as it reportedly brought unwanted noise and traffic.

When a couple with children becomes estranged, it is common for one party to pay child support to the custodial parent. The money is then used to pay for common expenses related to raising a child such as the cost of housing, clothing and food. Parents who are not receiving child support as ordered by a court may wish to talk to a family law attorney who may be able to assist in getting that parent the money that he or she is entitled to.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Arrest warrant for Chief Keef in child support case", Kim Geiger, July 14, 2014

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