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Big Freedia Sentenced To Three Years Probation

Just this week, Big Freedia (real name Freddie Ross Jr.), was sentenced to three years of probation. The bounce artist and reality star was fined $35,000, to be paid in increments of $500 per month, and she must do 100 hours of community service.


Big Freedia admitted she fraudulently accepted housing assistance vouchers during the time she was also collecting checks from a reality TV gig.

In her annual Section 8 “recertification” forms, she failed to disclose all income, reporting 0 income in 2010. She also failed to notify officials about changes with her finances. Had she done so, the government would have determined she earned too much money from her work as a musician under the stage name “Big Freedia” to remain eligible for the vouchers.

As part of her sentence, Freedia was ordered to pay $35,000 and perform 100 hours of community service, according to WDSU.

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