When Jonetta Patton is managing the career of her successful R&B singer son, Usher, she’s apparently scamming limo drivers. Usher’s mom/manager is currently under investigation by Dekalb County Police after a freelance limo driver for her Atlanta-based transportation company, JCarr Transportation, filed a complaint alleging she cheated him out of a $1,668 paycheck.
Ms. Patton and her company are accused of scamming the limo driver while he worked for them during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were held in Atlanta back in October 2008. A representative for the company said the following to TMZ:
“The drivers were hired as independent contractors and are paid 30-45 days net when working on special events of the magnitude of the BET Hip Hop Awards that took place on Oct. 18th. They were hired at the recommendation of an employee who was recently terminated by JCarr and are disgruntled that their services are no longer being used by the company as a result of the unprofessional nature of the fired employee.”