According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a celebrity news site, the federal government is investigating Empire star Terrence Howard for criminal tax evasion and financial crimes along with his third wife Mira Pak and the company she owns, Universal Bridges Inc.
In April 2019, the State of California Franchise Tax Board filed a tax lien against Howard for $143,538 from income taxes owing from 2010. Howard also had a federal tax lien in 2010 for $1.1 million and in 2006 for $600,000.
However, Howard’s second ex-wife is claiming that Howard is using the pending investigation to avoid paying $1 million that she claims he still owes her from a settlement in 2013. Terrence recently filed documents in the divorce settlement case trying to move the date of an upcoming hearing because of the investigation opened on him. His ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, also claims that Terrence is using his own criminal conduct to shield himself from her attempts to enforce the judgment.