While details of his arrest were sketchy at the time I received his two mugshots, the true nature of Big Poppa’s short stint in the clink has now been revealed!
Rodney Ho of the AJC reached out to Najjar, who confirmed that the story was indeed accurate, HOWEVER Najjar says he had a good reason for avoiding court that day.
In addtion to Najjar having better things to do that day, the storm drain issue had been resolved prior to the July 5th court date. There was apparently some miscommunication between he and his attorney, who never informed the judge that the case had been settled.
“It was all stupid and silly,” Najjar told the AJC,
“It’s been taken care of.”
Kim’s Big Poppa has since been released from jail (no word yet if she actually bailed him out) but as far as all of the other information you read about his finances…
[FLASHBACK: Is Real Housewives’ Big Poppa Broke?]
Well, it’s true as well. The former billionaire is unfortunately going through a bit of a rough patch right now.
As I revealed in my initial post, Najjar’s spacious award winning West Paces Ferry Mansion has been on the market for about 3 years now.
[FLASHBACK: Inside Big Poppa’s Crib… ]
In case you’re interested, the lavish Buckhead home is currently listed by Sotheby’s Realty at $19.9 million. Besides that property, several of Najjar’s other investments have banks seeking recovery from him as well.
Najjar, whose lavish lifestyle earned him celebrity friends and a spot on reality TV shows, lost Union Station Mall in south Fulton County to foreclosure in early 2011 as well as about a half-dozen shopping centers.
Court records and other public documents show he’s defaulted on more than $48 million in bank loans over the last three years. Najjar could not be reached for comment, and attorneys for Community & Southern Bank did not return several calls. (source)