Lawsuit filed over hit-and-run dying of Nicki Minaj’s father
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj’s mom, Carol Maraj, has filed a $150 million lawsuit in opposition to the person who’s accused of killing Minaj’s father in a hit-and-run crash final month, an lawyer for Maraj stated.
Charles Polevich, 70, is accused of putting Robert Maraj, 64, on Lengthy Island on Feb. 12 after which driving off with out calling 911. Maraj died at a hospital the following day.
Polevich wasarrested on Feb. 17on costs of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with bodily proof. He pleaded not responsible and was freed on bail and ordered to not depart New York state.
Newsday reviews that Carol Maraj’s lawsuit, filed in Nassau County state Supreme Courtroom earlier this month, claims that Polevich was negligent, reckless and careless when he hit Maraj together with his automobile and allegedly left him on the scene.
“He was not solely irresponsible and negligent, however extra involved about operating away and hiding than in search of assist,” Benjamin Crump, one of many attorneys representing Carol Maraj, stated in anInstagram submit Friday.
A phone message was left Sunday with Polevich’s lawyer, listed in on-line courtroom data as Marc Gann of Mineola.
Nicki Minaj, who was born Onika Tanya Maraj, has not made any public assertion on her father’s dying.
Carol Maraj, the sufferer’s estranged spouse, informed Newsday final month that she was “very, very, very completely happy” about Polevich’s arrest and stated all of Maraj’s youngsters “are happy” that the alleged wrongdoer was caught.