Sean Kingston’s Mother Arrested During Raid on South Florida Mansion

Sean Kingston - Credit: Johnny Louis/Getty Images
Sean Kingston - Credit: Johnny Louis/Getty Images

Sean Kingston’s mother was arrested Thursday as part of a raid on the “Beautiful Girls” singer’s rented South Florida mansion.

Following the raid conducted by Broward Sheriff deputies and Davie Police SWAT, officials told NBC Miami that Kingston’s mother, Janice Turner, was taken into custody on numerous fraud and theft charges. Kingston, who was reportedly out of town, was not apprehended in the raid.

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An attorney named Dennis Card, who represents Ver Ver Entertainment, later told NBC Miami that the raid was conducted in connection to a lawsuit the company filed alleging that Kingston never paid for luxury items — namely a 232″ TV and premium sound system — he had purchased.

“[Kingston] likes having bling, he likes showing off, he’s a showman,” Card said. “My client has a $150,000 television sound system that’s in there, there’s also about $1 million worth of watches that are in there, there’s a $80,000 custom bed that was ordered. This is an organized systematic fraud.”

Kingston’s mother, Turner, is also embroiled in a civil lawsuit seeking $100,000 in unpaid rent for a different Florida home, USA Today reports, but it’s unclear if her arrest was related to that lawsuit.

“[Kingston’s] got basically a script, he says that he works with Justin Bieber, and that he obviously puts on a big show here, this is a rental house, he doesn’t own it, and he lures people using his celebrity into having them release things without him paying for it and then he simply never pays,” Card added; Kingston and Bieber recorded the song “Eenie Meenie” together back in 2010.

Card added, “He’s got judgements against him for procuring more than $1 million in watches without paying for them. This is just an ongoing pattern for Sean,” alluding to previous lawsuits against Kingston including a $1 million unpaid jewelry bill.

Turner has legal issues dating back to at least 2006 when she pled guilty to four counts of filing false loan applications and one count of bank fraud involving $132,000 in stolen funds. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

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