EXCLUSIVE: A judge in Hackensack agreed not to send “blinged-out bombshell” Rashidah Ali of “Love & Hip Hop” to jail today after she promised to stop violating probation for credit card fraud.
Ali, 30, has missed several scheduled appointments with her probation officer and failed to pay restitution under the terms of her plea agreement.
She even wrote a $6,800 check to the Bergen County Probation Department last spring that bounced.
Defense attorney Ron Bar-Nadav promised Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi that his client will faithfully keep her bi-weekly appointments and will pay a minimum of $100 per appointment toward her required restitution — or at least $200 a month.
The judge, in turn, warned Ali that she’d better make good on the promises because she’s officially out of breaks.
The 5-foot-7-inch Ali was originally admitted to the Pre-Trial Intervention program, which could have cleared her of any charges if she met certain requirements.
When she didn’t, she was dropped from the program, convicted and put on probation for seven counts of fraudulent credit card use and theft by deception.
Prosecutors said Ali took a credit card belonging to an acquaintance and went on a shopping spree without his permission, charging expenses at Shoe Inn, Homewood Suites, and Ambience Boutique at the end of November, 2011.
That same year, the former “Housewives of Atlanta” star also was prosecuted for slicing a New York City bouncer from his hairline to his mouth.
The bouncer, who was tossing a member of Ali’s party for bad behavior, needed 50 stitches on his face and in his mouth, his lawyer said.
A month ago, Morris Chestnut threw a birthday party for Ali at Providence nightclub in Manhattan.
STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia, CLIFFVIEW PILOT Courthouse Reporter