DJ Envy is reportedly being ordered to comply with a bankruptcy court subpoena or face arrest. According to legal affairs reporter Meghann Cuniff, the order, filed on Wednesday, December 20, also applies to Envy’s business associates, Cesar Pina and his wife, Jennifer Iturralde Pina.
As The Shade Room previously reported, in October, Pina was arrested for committing wire fraud in connection to a real estate scam. Additionally, DJ Envy promoted Pina’s ventures on his nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Breakfast Club.’ Since then, dozens of investors have come forward alleging Pina defrauded them of millions while they trusted DJ Envy to be a reliable source.
More Details Regarding The Bankruptcy Judge’s Subpoena & Arrest Threat
According to a report published by Cuniff on Thursday, December 21, DJ Envy, whose government name is Raashaun Casey, was hit with an initial subpoena on November 9. The filing reportedly requested “communications and documents” related to two real estate investment companies owned by Pina.
Cuniff reports that the companies were forced into bankruptcy by creditors earlier this year. Additionally, the companies are now being overseen by a court-appointed trustee.
According to Cuniff, DJ Envy did not provide the requested documents on or before the subpoena’s November 28 deadline. Now, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Rosemary Gambardella is ordering the radio host to produce “all documents requested” by Monday, January 8.
If Envy, Cesar Pina, and his wife do not comply, a hearing will be held to address “appropriate sanctions” against the group.
Penalties reportedly include, though are not limited to, an order for arrest.
DJ Envy of the popular radio show The Breakfast Club could be arrested if he doesn’t disclose documents to a bankruptcy trustee in charge of his former business partner Cesar Pina’s companies.
— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) December 21, 2023
DJ Envy’s Legal Troubles Reportedly Build
According to Cuniff, the bankruptcy judge’s latest order arrives amid the radio host being hit with a new federal lawsuit. The suit alleges that Envy’s promotion of Pina’s real estate ventures was “instrumental” in the plaintiffs becoming investors with Pina.
Additionally, the plaintiff’s attorney, Alexander Schachtel, informed Cuniff that he has “significant evidence that implicates DJ Envy” in Pina’s schemes. Furthermore, Schachtel’s evidence allegedly shows that the radio host profited from his alleged involvement.
“We also have bank statements which show that the two had multiple joint bank accounts earning at least $330k through 2021 from their joint seminars alone,” Schachtel informed Cuniff. “We anticipate that when we get complete bank records via discovery there will be much more evidence in that department.”
A Look Back On Cesar Pina’s Case & His Public Response
As The Shade Room previously reported, federal agents arrested Pina and charged him with one count of wire fraud in October. At the time, Pina pled not guilty and was released from jail on a $1 million bond.
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Later that month, Pina took to Instagram Live to assert that there are multiple “sides to every story.” Additionally, he alleged that he doesn’t owe money to the plaintiffs behind the dozens of suits filed against him.
At the time, Pina also alleged that DJ Envy had nothing to do with his fraud schemes.
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In November, The Shade Room’s Justin Carter spoke exclusively with some of those who’ve filed lawsuits against Pina for ‘TSR Investigates.’ Watch as they share their stories below.