(CBS) NEW YORK - Eric Sanders, the lawyer who is representing the family of the New York Post reports.before being killed by authorities earlier this month, has been arrested for failing to pay court settlements against him,
Sanders, a former NYPD officer-turned lawyer, was arrested Tuesday morning at his Long Island, N.Y. home, reports the paper.
Sanders had missed court dates and failed to pay off settlements, sources reportedly tell the paper.
On Monday night, Sanders appeared at a press conference with Carey's family outside the slain mom's wake.
According to a court filing obtained by the paper, Sanders was ordered held in a federal facility until he pays $181,666.66 to a trustee.
A judge also reportedly ordered he pay a $1,000 fine for each day he remains behind bars.
Sanders allegedly owes money to a former employee of his who claims she was fired after getting pregnant in 2005, the paper reports.