Ex-Fugees Member Pras Michel Arrested For Lack of Child Support Payment Proof
Ex-Fugees member Prakazrel “Pras” Michel was arrested in Manhattan court Monday after he was unable to prove he made a court-ordered child support payment. The 47-year-old musician’s ex-girlfriend, Angela Severiano, says he owes over $125,000 in child support for their 9-year-old son, Landon. Pras did not deny the claim during a court hearing Jan. 31 and admitted he had only paid $2,000 at the time. At the last court hearing, he was ordered by a Manhattan Family Court Judge to make a $20,000 payment toward what he owes and to bring proof of the payment. Pras came to court with a tracking number that he said proved a friend mailed a check on his behalf. But the tracking number didn’t work, so thejudge ordered Pras to be cuffed and held on $5,000 pending a court hearing in a week. The judge had three court officers take Michel into custody.