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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.

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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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sonny    

FIRST!

1176 days ago
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Mork12    

and people wonder....

1176 days ago
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Mork12    

First rule of business... Never give out the names of your connects

1176 days ago
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lillies99    

NICE CLOCK YOU GOT THERE! WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM, OSAMA BIN LADEN? MICHAEL SALVAGE RULES, LOL.

1176 days ago
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KristinJo    

He could not be reached for comment because he was too busy signing autographs at DFW airport yesterday. While waiting to board a flight to Tulsa, a swarm surrounded him and he was taking pics and signing autographs while the true celebrities (the soldiers heading back for deployment) walked by without even a handshake from anyone. Pathetic.

1176 days ago
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chefadam    

I love hippity hoppity music!

1176 days ago
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Nyree    

why did Flavor Flav want to start something that he knows he can't finish? Business FAIL! Reality TV Show FAIL! Why hasnt he learned! Poor man o_O

1176 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

Flav doesnt need more free publicity!!!! What a s***bag piece of a shi*, to think he had a reality show at one point and that chicks gathered to be on it ( for tv purposes I know!) but stil....the sight of him makes me nautious. Less ppl like him would make this world a better place. Someone needs to punch out the remaining teeth left in his mouth so that I never have to see his teeth again. Disgusting, dirty bastard.

1176 days ago
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bunny    

you ain't gonna get ahold of nobody like Flav this early in the day. Pahlease. He's still sleep.

1176 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

And...you went into business with a guy who wears a dime store wall clock on a chain and looks like a skeleton wrapped in electrical tape...why??

1176 days ago
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cidroc    

what a guy dont know why anybody whould even want a pic with a creep like that

1176 days ago
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Zuri     

he snaped like he needs to sit down !

1176 days ago
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LV11    

Tommy Karas is the biggest Scam artist in Vegas! He use to own screwballs and that shut down because he did not pay his taxes.

1176 days ago
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Bet    

Ya that Tommy Karas is no good!! He scammed people a few years ago at Pure Night Club. He has a very bad reputation in Las Vegas. I am surprised he was not be run out of town yet. I use to go to screwballs also. Tommy Karas is a joke...LOL

1176 days ago
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Chi Town girl    

Tommy Karas will do anything for a dollar. I would put my life on the line and say that Flavor Flav was set up by this guy. I use to know that guy back in Chicago when he ran XL. He was run out of Chicago because he pissed off the wrong people. Looks like he is doing the same in Las Vegas. I hope that place opens up in Vegas!! FLAVOR FLAVVVV!!!

1176 days ago
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