The Latest: Questions raised about 50 Cent finances in court

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Posted: Mar 09, 2016 6:16 PM
The Latest: Questions raised about 50 Cent finances in court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy case in Connecticut (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

A bankruptcy court official in Connecticut has called for an independent review of rapper 50 Cent's finances after questions were raised about his financial reporting and photos of him with piles of cash were posted online.

An attorney for the U.S. Trustee's Office urged a bankruptcy judge in Hartford on Wednesday to appoint an examiner to review the assets of the rapper, whose name is Curtis Jackson III.

Judge Ann Nevins didn't rule Wednesday. Jackson's lawyers and attorneys for his creditors argued against appointing an examiner.

Jackson's lawyers repeated that the bundles of cash in the rapper's Instagram photos were fake.

Jackson filed for bankruptcy last year after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted her sex tape online.

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11:30 a.m.

Rapper 50 Cent has arrived at a Connecticut courthouse to explain photos of him with piles of cash to the judge in his bankruptcy case.

Judge Ann Nevins ordered the rapper, whose name is Curtis Jackson III, to appear at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.

Nevins wants Jackson to explain several Instagram photos, including one of him next to piles of cash arranged to spell "broke." The U.S. trustee's office is asking Nevins to appoint an examiner to review the rapper's assets.

Jackson says the stacks of cash aren't real and he isn't hiding any assets.

Jackson filed for bankruptcy last year after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted her sex tape online.

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12:57 a.m.

Rapper 50 Cent is expected in a Connecticut courtroom to explain photos of him with piles of cash to the judge in his bankruptcy case.

The hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford.

Judge Ann Nevins ordered 50 Cent to court to explain several Instagram photos, including one of him next to piles of cash arranged to spell "broke." The U.S. trustee's office is asking Nevins to appoint an examiner to review the rapper's assets.

50 Cent says the stacks of cash aren't real and he isn't hiding any assets.

50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy last year after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted her sex tape online.