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Flo Rida

Slapped with $7k Fine

for LYING to a Judge

6/25/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Flo Rida
is learning the hard way -- it's never a good idea to lie in court ... and now a judge is ordering him to cough up $7k for his deceitful ways.

If you recall, Flo is being sued by his former assistant Mahogany Miller -- who claims he worked her to the bone for a measly $3.08 / hour and then fired her when she complained  -- which Flo's told us was BS​ ... alleging she was just an unpaid intern.

Problem is, Flo originally didn't respond to the suit in time and later told a judge it was because he was never served papers -- claiming they went to a woman named Stephany Nelson, whom he didn't know -- and the address listed for him was incorrect.

Turns out, his excuses were big, fat LIES ... Flo later copped to the address originally listed and admitted that Nelson was actually an employee of his.  In other words, his original statements were total fabrications.

Caught red-handed, the judge said the rapper's deception was "premeditated" and ordered him to pay Mahogany $7k for her attorney fees.

The rest of the case is still ongoing.

26 COMMENTS

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1.

GLaDOS    

Oh black people

662 days ago
2.

cass    

Time to pay the piper... sucka!

662 days ago
3.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

If I knew who he was or if I cared this would be devastating to me.

662 days ago
4.

thestupid    

Freakin loser
Idiot doesnt want to be a man. My 5yo kid is more man than this punk

662 days ago
5.

Canadasux    

This guy sounds like a real "piece of work." $3.08 an hour! But, can't he still wiggle out of it by paying the woman minimum wage? It's legal. Unless he'd told her he'd pay her more than minimum wage when she was hired, he could just do that. Not that I agree with that. But, again, it's legal if he didn't originally promise her more.

662 days ago
6.

hippie    

Unpaid Intern? You mean she wasn't even your indentured servant?

I get this is a reality, but it's b/s, working for free under any vise other than volunteer is taking advantage.

662 days ago
7.

Azzkicker    

You mean a street rapper LIED? That's just not possible; everyone knows they are the most upstanding of citizens, never getting in fights or firing guns, never getting high, never avoiding paying taxes, never lying...

662 days ago
8.

northern gypsy    

ha...ha...there is a reason why we have judges...right harvey ???

662 days ago
9.

notalawyer    

(Liars) Rappers never win!

662 days ago
10.

Cheryl A.    

Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Crossing your fingers behind your back doesn't work in court.

662 days ago
11.

Meanie    

Tsk, Tsk, those silly hood rat rappers, ...

662 days ago
12.

Carla628    

Pay up. You have the money. Pay your staff.

662 days ago
13.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

"The dog ate my homework, Your Honor. Hand on the bong that it's true, sir!"

662 days ago
14.

cobrazombie    

What kind of fool name is that?

662 days ago
15.

Symian    

Oh, Flo Rida. Good Times, eh? ;P

662 days ago
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