News: Flavor Flav Gets Fried, Named In $30K Chicken Scam
Friday, May 6, 2011 3:30PM
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav has reportedly been accused of cutting out a former business partner from a fast-food business deal that cost him a $30,000 check.
Details of a filed police report circulated across the Internet Friday (May 6).
The man who filed the report is Tommy Karas -- who claims he wrangled up investors for Flav's Las Vegas fried chicken project back in April and was supposed to handle the money for the deal. According to the report, Flav went behind Tommy's back -- telling the investors HE was the money man ... and even getting them to send him a $30,000 investment ... cutting Tommy out of the deal altogether. Tommy filed a report with the Las Vegas Metro PD -- but law enforcement sources tell us ... "The allegations did not meet the elements of a crime" -- and cops will not pursue the case because, "It's a civil matter." (TMZ)
Last month, Flavor Flav's former Iowa fried chicken restaurant partner Nick Cimino cited the rapper for questionable business practices.
"I started this," Cimino said. "I put together everything from the menu to the color of the building to the sign. I did everything. What Flav's doing, he's a fraud. He doesn't want to be hurt with the other ventures he's doing and he wants to become a millionaire off my dime, off my ideas...I came up with the idea and now he wants to run without me? That's fine, but people got to know it wasn't Flavor Flav's idea." (Baltimore Sun)
In late April, Flav said the restaurant's mismanagement forced him to part ways.
"Let me be straight up with you, I went inside there on April 2 and I found potato salad that expired on February 28," Flav told gossip site TMZ. "And it's then when I realized I can't do business with this man and I really hope no one ate those potatoes." The restaurant, which opened next to a KFC in January, has had problems greater than spoiled potato salad. (New York Daily News)
The restaurant was officially opened in late January.
Equipped with his trademark clock, Public Enemy group member and reality TV star Flavor Flav joined citizens, city officials and media for Flav's Fried Chicken's grand opening ceremony Monday. Once the event completed, the restaurant opened at 4 p.m. and people lined up outside the building for hours to taste Flav's fried-chicken recipe. Flav, who has been in Clinton since Thursday, said this experience is overwhelming. (Clinton Herald)
Check out Flavor Flav at his former chicken restaurant down below: