Rapper Tim Dog May Have Faked Death to Avoid Debt

May 29, 2013, Written By Natalie Rutledge

Ever catch yourself saying “I’d do anything to not have to pay my bills”? But few of us would ever think about faking our own death.

According to some recent developments, this may be what happened in the case of rapper Tim Dog (Timothy Blair), who was reported dead last February due to diabetic complications. A woman who was expecting to receive thousands of dollars in debt payments from Blair is now alleging that he may not be dead at all, faking his own death to avoid paying her back.

These allegations spawned from the fact that Blair has no death certificate.

“I need proof. I need a death certificate showing that he’s dead, because as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive,” prosecutor Steven Jubera said. “Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary.”

Jubera is representing Esther Pilgrim, who is still awaiting payment on a $32,000 settlement that occurred in court before Blair’s supposed death.

“In the eyes of the law, until he is proven dead, they have to treat him as if he is alive. And he is in contempt of court because he has not been making his monthly payments,” said Pilgrim. “It’s not really about the money. This affected me long term–financially, emotionally, physically, everything.”

The court issued a warrant for Blair’s arrest on May 21. If the rapper is found alive, he will go to jail and await trial. At that time, he may be sentenced to additional fees or further time in jail. Jubera is petitioning to have his probation revoked.



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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]

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