Cesar Pina, the former business partner of DJ Envy, is facing arrest. Cesar and his wife, Jennifer Pina, failed to provide the required documentation to the courtroom.

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According to AllHipHop, Mark Politan, the trustee representing Whairhouse Real Estate Investments, LLC, is calling for the arrest of Cesar and Jennifer.

The letter requesting the arrest was filed on Feb. 6, 2024, with a request for a formal order of arrest being entered on Feb . 8. The two could be arrested at any moment.


Pina is charged with allegedly defrauding dozens of real estate investors in 2023. Attempting to clear DJ Envy, Pina stated The Breakfast Club host “was never in the room with me” while doing deals.

In a separate statement, Pina denied the belief that Envy was a victim. “That’s the dumbest shit I ever heard in my life. Me and him were partners in the real estate seminars.”

DJ Envy was reportedly prepared to testify against Pina earlier this year, if necessary. According to court documents obtained by AllHipHop, Envy is prepared to take the stand.

“We are aware that on December 20, 2023, the Court issued an Order compelling the production of documents demanded in those subpoenas,” Envy’s lawyer, Daniel Marchese, wrote. “At this time, I am happy to report that on Friday, January 5, 2024, we forwarded our responses and document production to counsel for the Trustee in these aforementioned cases.

“Given the professional back-and-forth between counsel and I since then, it would appear that indeed the responses and the production were acknowledged and received by the Trustee. With this writing, I therefore confirm my client’s compliance with Your Honor’s Order. As I offered to Trustee’s counsel, I will likewise offer to the Court that should sworn testimony (in any form) be needed to affirm my client’s responses and production, he would readily oblige.”

In November, DJ Envy and Cesar Pina were named in a new lawsuit over their real estate business practices. In court documents obtained by AllHipHop, Envy, and Pina are being sued by Derik Deangelo, Chamblin Group Real Estate Ventures LLC, and Reispec Developments LLC.

The suit claims state the two men used their “Flipping New Jersey” seminars as “funnels to draw in victims” to their real estate scam. The lawsuit includes violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, a breach of contract, a civil RICO violation, fraudulent transfer, and more. The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial and request $2,000,000 in damages.

“During these private consultations and meet and greets, members of the Pina network attempted to ‘size up’ the financial resources of each attendee and solicited individuals with sufficiently high net worth to ‘partner’ with Pina, DJ Envy, and other members of the network in real estate ‘joint ventures,’” the docs read. “During these meetings, Pina also offered his personal ‘consulting services’ wherein he made himself available for one-on-one private meetings with guests at his office for flat rate fees ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 per meeting and more.”

You can read more of the court documents here.

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