Freddie Ross Jr. aka Big Freedia was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with lying about his income to get subsidized housing through a Section 8 voucher each year from 2010 to 2014.

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Media reports suggest that Ross may plead guilty to the said charges. The charge refers to Ross as “he,” even though Big Freedia performs as a woman and also uses “she.”

Big Freedia allegedly lied about how much money he was making as he renewed Section 8 vouchers on an annual basis, receiving more than $34,000 worth of vouchers when his income exceeded the federal subsidized housing limit.


His initial appearance in federal court is set for March 16.