“American Idol” winner
Studdard filed the complaint with police in Birmingham, Ala., claiming Edwards forged documents to give himself power of attorney over Studdard, charged $105,000 on Studdard’s credit cards, and wrote checks in the singer’s name for $150,000.
According to the police report, $22,000 in checks were stolen and deposited in Edwards’ account.
Studdard sued Edwards and his marketing firm, SEZ Inc., in February for $246,000 allegedly pilfered during the year Edwards worked for the singer. The manager filed a countersuit in March for $500,000, alleging Studdard still owes him fees and expense reimbursements.
Edwards filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy June 17th, prompting accusations by Studdard’s lawyer that the manager was just trying to avoid giving a deposition in the lawsuit.