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Flavor Flav

Accused of

Fried Chicken Scam

5/6/2011 2:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Flavor Flav's former business partner has filed a police report against the rapper ... claiming Flav cut him out of a MAJOR fried chicken deal and swindled him out of a $30,000 check ... TMZ has learned.

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."

We're told Karas is meeting with attorneys to weigh his legal options. Calls to Flav's people have not been returned.


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who dat    

I say his chicken venture in vegas will be closed by the end of summer.

1264 days ago

Chi Town girl    

If its backed by a Casino. It wont shut down. To much power behind them. Yes if Tommy Karas was involved the place would not last.

1263 days ago


That Tommy Karas is a shady piece of work. I know some people in vegas that would love to see him go down. Hey TMZ, why dont you ask Tommy about his bar Screwballs that got closed down. Fight the power Flav!!

1263 days ago


Well, toothpick arms, slimy looks, and unable to speak English. Yeah he's s "CHICK MAGNET" for sure. Look at that clock, your 15 minutes were up years ago.

1263 days ago

brock lesnar    

black people and their fried chicken. why not put some malt liquor in his hand too.

1263 days ago


Say all you want about Flavor, but he was apart of the best rap group of all time!! For Mr Karas. He is a nobody trying to scam a buck. I hope TMZ does a background check on this guy..Tommy Karas aka Athanasios Karahalios is a wanna b bitch! Plus I heard he is gay.

1263 days ago
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