News: Scott Storch Charged W/ Grand Theft Auto
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 5:00PM
Hitmaker Scott Storch has reportedly been accused of grand theft auto concerning a vehicle he leased and never returned.
Storch appeared in court last week to plead his innocence.
Storch allegedly leased a Bentley but never returned it after the expiration date. It took the leasing company 7 months to find it. He pled not guilty in Broward County Court last Friday (April 10). (TMZ)
The producer's lawyer, Bradford M. Cohen, has released a statement regarding the case.
"We are disappointed in the decision to take a civil dispute and file it as a criminal charge," it reads. "There are many facts, that when revealed, will clearly demonstrate that there was no criminal wrong doing on behalf of my client." (Statement)
Storch recently made headlines after DMX was arrested in his Florida home late last year.
X was nabbed at 2:45 pm today (December 9) at producer Scott Storch's residence at Palm Island, an island off of Miami Beach. The rapper's lawyer, Charles Kozelka said X has been in and out of a rehab facility in the sunshine state over the past couple of weeks. (SOHH)
The producer's financial problems were revealed last summer.
He is engrossed in debt that spans from failed property tax payments on his $10.5 million mansion and arrest warrants for several failed appearances in the child-support cases of his two sons. Storch's poor decisions have hobbled his music career. In the past the maestro commanded $100,000 per beat. Now, the embattled star has not been able to crack the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 since 2005 and has retreated into hiding. (Associated Press)
No further information regarding Storch's grand theft case has been released as of today (April 15).