Big Freedia Is Not Going To Jail, Gets Probation
Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, is facing no jail time after defrauding the government. Freedia, who is 38, pleaded guilty to purposely underreporting her income and fraudulently receiving federal housing voucher money to the tune of $35,000, over a period of some years. She made the plea of guilty a few months back and was just sentenced yesterday. The verdict: three years of probation in addition to paying $35,000 in restitution. Not too bad concerning she was facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk handed down the sentence and also made it a point to tell Freedia to not relapse into drug abuse.
Scroll down to celebrate Big Freedia’s freedom by listening to her music and catching her live on tour. Scroll down for dates.
Big Freedia Tour:
August 27th @ Austin Pride, Austin, TX
September 17th @ Martin’s Restaurant & Bar
October 12th @ Saturn, Birmingham, AL
October 13th @ Exit/In, Nashville, TN
October 15th @ Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
October 17th @ The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
October 18th @ Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
October 19th House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
October 21st, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
October 23rd @ Brighton Music Hall, Somerville, MA
November 4th @ Night Of The Living Fest, Tucson, AZ