The LAPD is reportedly investigating Dr. Dre‘s estranged wife for embezzlement.
After Nicole Young allegedly took out hundreds of thousands of dollars from the bank account of Dre’s Record One Studio, his business partner Larry Chatman has gone to the police. According to TMZ, Chatman filed a report with the LAPD claiming Young stole a total of $385,029 from the company’s bank account. Dre is not involved in the investigation, however.
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Chatman previously threatened Young with legal action in September after she reportedly wrote herself a $353,571.85 check from the company’s bank account weeks prior amid her divorce from Dre. She was previously named a trustee and signatory on the LLC’s checking account, but Chatman says Young was removed following her split from Dre in June.
Chatman alleges a second check for $31,457 came two days after she received notice of no longer being on the board or account, but Young’s legal team is defending their client’s innocence.
After calling the first accusation a “low-grade PR stunt,” Young’s attorney Bryan Freedman dismissed the second claim as slander.
“This is a clear attempt to smear Nicole’s name,” Freedman told TMZ in September. “As people are well aware, banks do not give out money to people who are not authorized to receive it.”
Young could face jail time if convicted.