TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Flo Rida

I Got Jacked for $170K in Real Estate Scam

1/23/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0122-flo-rida-tmz
Flo Rida
got taken for a Rida -- at least according to new court docs -- the rapper claims he forked over $170,000 to purchase a house in the Sunshine State ... and the owners ran off with his money.

Here's the story -- Flo claims he attempted to purchase the home from Florida couple Pierre and Marie Malette in 2009 ... but the deal never closed.

Flo claims he handed over the money as a down payment, but the Malettes never signed over the house ... leaving Flo with no house and no money.

Sources close to Flo tell us he's not as upset about the house -- he wasn't going to live there ... it's more about the dough.

The Malettes have since filed for bankruptcy ... and now Flo has filed a claim in their case, demanding his $170K.

0121_celebrity_cribs_footer

28 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

Arthur Dean    

WWW.BUDQUEST.COM Medical Marijuana Dispensary Index

220 days ago
17.

Mr Barcliff    

Were was his realtor? This is rare to happen. Feel bad for him because he wont see that money at all. Clearly, they were scamming Flo from the start of the fake transaction. No lawyers for closing at all or exchange of the downpayment? No do***entation. They knew he was clueless and normally Flo probably had others handle real estate matters for him so, he was clueless as to how it was supposed to work. He needs help but, instead of downing him, be positive and lend help to him. He must be a trusting guy. LGNM

220 days ago
18.

Mike Webb    

Po Flo...LOL

220 days ago
19.

gary    

This sounds like bull****. Who would give somebody $ 170K and not put it into escrow. I don't believe this. Nobody is that stupid.

220 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2

Around The Web