Final month, Nicki Minaj obtained information that her father was tragically struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident. Robert Maraj was strolling on the intersection of Roslyn Rd. and Raff Ave. in Mineola, New York when a white Volvo pushed by 70-year-old Charles Polevich hit him. Polevich fled the scene however was arrested a number of days later. Greater than a month after the incident, Robert’s spouse has filed a $150 million lawsuit towards the 70-year-old.
Paul Napoli and I’ve filed a $150 million lawsuit within the hit-and-run demise of Robert Maraj, @NICKIMINAJ‘s father. Charles Polevich was not solely irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, however was extra involved about working away and hiding than in search of assist. pic.twitter.com/tPrJgwYRIV
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) March 19, 2021
In accordance with TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by civil rights lawyer Ben Crump and New York-based lawyer Paul Napoli. In a tweet, Crump mentioned that Polevich was “not solely irresponsible & negligent in hitting Maraj, however was extra involved about working away and hiding than in search of assist.” He added, “Polevich’s conduct was felony, cowardly, and immoral. We are going to maintain him liable for his reckless actions that led to Robert Maraj’s demise!”
Polevich turned himself into Long Island police simply days after the hit-and-run incident. In accordance with the cops, after he struck Maraj, he “then exited his automobile stood over the sufferer requested him if ‘he was okay,’ walked and returned to his automobile and fled the scene.” He then drove dwelling whereas “avoiding intersections and did conceal his automobile within the indifferent storage at his residence.”
Upon his arrest, Polevich was charged with two felonies: leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with or suppressing bodily proof. He pleaded not responsible to the fees and was freed on a $250,000 bond. Polevich was additionally ordered to give up his passport to be able to keep in New York state.