Sean Kingston's Home Raided By Police: What We Know

Sean Kingston's Home Raided By Police: What We Know

Law enforcement swarmed and raided Sean Kingston's home in South Florida on Thursday morning amid an ongoing probe relating to fraud and theft charges, Page Six can confirm. The raid, involving multiple law enforcement agencies, targeted Kingston's residence in Southwest Ranches and resulted in the arrest of his mother, Janice Turner. Moreover, the operation was part of an active investigation led by the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Kingston, whose real name is Kisean Paul Anderson, was not present during the raid, as he was in transit from Los Angeles to Las Vegas following a performance. The specifics of the investigation and the full extent of Kingston's involvement remain unclear at this time.

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Details Of The Raid

The Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed that their investigation commenced early Thursday in Dania Beach, Florida, and subsequently extended to Kingston's home. The raid involved several detectives from the Dania Beach District, the Strategic Investigations Unit, and a SWAT team. Local news outlets reported a significant police presence as they raided his home, with over a dozen deputies and a command center set up in Sean Kingston's driveway.

Authorities served arrest and search warrants, leading to the detention of Kingston's 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner, on multiple fraud and theft charges, per Local 10 News. The public information officer emphasized further that the investigation is ongoing, and more details will probably emerge as it progresses.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 14: Rapper Sean Kingston performs at Sky Beach Club at the Tropicana Las Vegas on May 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

At the time of police raided his home, Sean Kingston was not at his Florida residence. He had posted on his Instagram Story on Wednesday, indicating he had just finished a show in Los Angeles and was heading to Las Vegas. This suggests that Kingston may have been unaware of the imminent police action at his home.

The "Beautiful Girls" singer is currently entangled in a legal dispute with Ver Ver Entertainment, which has sued him for failing to make payments on a 232-inch television installed at his Broward County home. Furthermore, court documents filed in February outline the allegations, with Ver Ver Entertainment accusing Kingston of fraudulent behavior to acquire expensive items without payment.

Dennis Card, the attorney representing Ver Ver Entertainment, described Kingston's alleged tactics as a systematic fraud. Card stated, "He induces them into giving him really expensive things. We know that our property is inside this house right here, so as soon as the raid takes place, we are going to have a crew of people in there to reassemble it and take it back to its rightful owner."

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This recent raid is not Kingston's first encounter with legal issues regarding his financial dealings. In 2016, he was sued for $300,000 for jewels he allegedly could not afford. Additionally, a separate Florida jeweler took legal action against him for $48,000 worth of unpaid goods. In 2015, a court ordered Kingston to pay over $356,000 to Avi Da Jeweler, a New York-based jeweler, for bounced checks related to watches. Kingston's penchant for a lavish lifestyle, including high-value watches, custom beds, and state-of-the-art electronics, has undoubtedly brought him into conflict with creditors and legal authorities. His legal representatives have yet to comment on the latest developments.

What's Next?

As the investigation continues, questions remain about whether Sean Kingston himself will face arrest. Law enforcement has not confirmed whether one of the arrest warrants issued was for Kingston or if plans are in place to detain him in connection with the fraud and theft charges involving his mother. However, he has since responded to the raid, writing, "People love negative energy! I am good and so is my mother! My lawyers are handling everything as we speak. Fans and observers alike will be pay close attention as more information comes to light and as Kingston potentially navigates yet another legal storm.

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