In his latest legal episode, rapper Chief Keef was ordered today to pay thousands of dollars of child support for a child he fathered, authorities said.
Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is currently in drug rehab in California so his attorney appeared before Bridgeview Judge Russell Hartigan to review results of a DNA test, according to Cook County state’s attorney spokeswoman Lisa Gordon.
“An order was entered finding him to be the father,’’ Gordon said.
The judge ordered Cozart to pay $2,500 a month beginning Dec.1 for the next 10 months and a lump sum of $25,000 by Dec. 31, to support the child, Gordon said.
Hartigan also said Cozart must obtain medical and life insurance for the child, Gordon said. His next date is Jan. 27 in Bridgeview, according to Gordon.
The case is one of two child-support cases against Cozart.
Earlier this month, Cozart got permission from a Cook County judge to enter a private drug treatment facility out of state after the rapper tested positive for marijuana, officials said. Cozart headed off for Promises Treatment Centers, a high-cost, for-profit treatment program that has housed celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. He must pay for the treatment himself.
Cozart, 18, had been ordered to undergo random drug testing after pleading guilty to a speeding ticket he received over the summer. Cozart admitted driving 110 mph behind the wheel of a BMW on the Edens Expressway at Winnetka Road in the early morning hours of May 27.
This is the second time Cozart has failed drug tests since entering the plea. On Oct. 15, he was sentenced to 20 days in Cook County Jail. He was released 10 days earlier than his full sentence after receiving good time credit, which cut his sentence in half, said officials.
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