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Mack 10

Gets Totally Screwed in Court

1/22/2012 5:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mack 10
Rapper Mack 10 has been victimized by the courts ... a judge is requiring him to pay a creditor a debt which includes interest that is totally illegal.

Mr. Mack borrowed $35,000 from Tadayuki Ito back on April 24, 2010. Under the terms of the deal, Mack was required to pay Ito $70,000 by August 31, 2010 -- in other words, 100% interest for a 3-month loan. That squarely violates California law, which prohibits "usury" -- i.e., excessive interest on loans.

On April 28 -- 4 days after getting the first loan -- Mack borrowed $65,000 from Ito, and agreed to pay back $130,000 by September 30, 2010 -- again, squarely violating the usury law.

Under California law, a creditor who charges interest that violates the usury law is entitled to NO interest from the debtor.

But here's what happened. Ito sued Mack, and Mack did not show up in court. The judge entered a default judgment -- presumably after looking at the 2 contracts -- in the amount of $229,668.86 -- which includes the exorbitant paybacks, as well as additional interest and attorney's fees.

It's baffling the judge enforced what is clearly an illegal agreement.


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Mack 10 needs Harvey as his "representation." I thought Mack 10 fell off the face of this earth.

974 days ago


It's "baffling" that someone wouldn't show up to a sorta important court date. The judge isn't doing anything illegal with this ruling if Mack doesn't send representation to court. I'm all for it.

974 days ago


I feel so safe knowing that the enforcers of our laws know it so well. Probably an overweight, white, alcoholic of a judge that pleasures himself under his robe with sexual toys.

974 days ago


My husband is a victim from CA courts as well. In a child support case. Forced to pay 65% of his income in child support. No lawyer wants to touch his case. They say it is what the judge says

974 days ago


Blah Blah Blah..Who Cares???????

974 days ago


Why did he not show up in court...piss off a judge and this is what you get. Guy sounds like a grade a fool...who would agree on paper to pay such a crazy amount of interest in the first place.

974 days ago

Miss Lily Skye    

time for the judge to leave the bench..

974 days ago


Good story Harv. Nice.

Big Poppa

974 days ago


its clearly baffling the judge enforced what is exactly thankx for sharing the news.The way you write your article is damn interesting and eye catching,...

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974 days ago


Obviously, Mack 10's azz didn't know it was illegal. Obviously he didn't know that if he didn't show the plaintiff automatically wins. Mack 10 is an idiot all around. I wonder if he paid T-Boz any damn child support with any of that money. He definitely owes her. #dumbazz

974 days ago


Harvey, you know better. If a defendant doesn't show up in court, its automatically a default judgement to the plaintiff. Now the defendant can file to have the order vacated and another court hearing set, but he has to show up, which was his own stupidity in the first place.

974 days ago


Welp he's broke!

974 days ago


Where was his lawyer. This clown didn't show up for court. That simple. YOU MUST show up for court. Legalizied loan sharking or not, it was an automatic default judgement for not showing up in court. That simple.

974 days ago

Sienna Sacha    

Maybe you experts at TMZ don't get it, but JUDGES don't follow the law. . we are entering a lawless period in this society. .. the kenyan picks he laws he and Holder want to follow so why should anyone else follow the law?

974 days ago


I think the bigger point is he wasn't even going to pay anything back.

974 days ago
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