Keyshia Cole’s Manager Manny Halley Responds to Claims That He Stole From Young Thug; Was He Set Up?

Yesterday (March 16), a representative from Young Thug’s camp released bombshell allegations that manager Manny Halley has been stealing funds from the “Best Friend” rapper.

Thug’s business manager, David Weise, claims Halley, who also manages R&B singer Keyshia Cole through his Imani Entertainment Group imprint, attempted to pilfer $210,473.76 from the ATL rapper’s business account via his credit cards.

Making Halley’s firing public, Weise went on to detail the reason and charges that added up to the hefty sum:

Dear Manny –

I have left several messages for you the last several days to discuss a prohibited and illegal/criminal activity that you are undertaking.

· You have undertaken an illegal and prohibited act by intentionally bouncing checks with vendors;

· You have engaged in an illegal/criminal act by authorizing and forging a signature of an employee of my firm’s personal credit card and signing a contract, see below; I have further proof of the following below.

We received the following information from my employee’s credit card companies yesterday.

Chase credit card attempted charges that we are informed:
$10,984 – 11/23.
$7,087.60 – 11/26.
$7,087.60 – 11/26.
$34,202 – 12/1.
$9,763 – 12/3.
$29,840.75 – 12/7.

Citicard credit card attempted charges:
$16,442.81 – 12/1.
$16,442.81 – 12/1.
$34,202 – 12/1.
$9,763 – 12/3.
$4,817.44 – 12/7.
$29,840.75 – 12/7.

· Prior to me receiving the documented proof, you knowingly lied and denied any of these severe wrong doings, whereby I have confirmation in writing from vendors;

· These actions above have routinely occurred, not only for your personal doings, but you are also endangering Young Thug to criminal and financial harm;

· There is no financial control or integrity of the financial management of funds on behalf of Young Thug, further escalated by the fact we are prohibiting you from engaging directly with Young Thug to address financial concerns directly.

You further exposed not only my firm to financial compromise, but you have endangered an employee of David Weise and Associates. I cannot tolerate these actions nor, can I allow my professional relationships within the community to be compromised further. These actions are criminal in nature, with intent and malice. At 11:00 today, we have scheduled an appointment with LAPD criminal department and will extend all legal remedies to enforce and protect our firm.

As a result of the above and unless we are allowed to engage directly with Jeffrey Williams, David Weise and Associates will terminate effectively immediately not only your personal representation of Jeffrey Williams if you are anywhere connected.

Please govern your actions accordingly.

David Weise, CPA

The one weird thing from Weise’s letter is that he consistently called Young Thug (Williams) his “employee” when he’s supposed to be his “client.” Mistakes like that from a CPA and business manager makes this claim a bit fishy. Was Manny, who has been loyal to his clients like Cole and Nicki Minaj over the years, stealing or was this a public set up to oust him as a manager?

Nonetheless, Halley responded to the claims via Instagram by posting a snippet of Law 36 from “The 48 Laws of Power.”


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