A Houston federal judge has ordered gospel star Yolanda Adams to appear in court next month with documents requested by the IRS.
Court filings this week revealed that the Internal Revenue Service is investigating the singer’s financial affairs. Earlier this year, the agency issued a summons that required Adams, 46, to bring financial documents for the last six years to Houston’s IRS office in February and answer questions.
When Adams missed her appointment, the government asked the court to force the entertainer to cooperate.
Late Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Hittner signed an order that compels Adams to appear in his court to explain why she shouldn’t be compelled to comply with the IRS. The order notes that Adams “must personally appear before this court, bringing the documents described in the summons.”
Adams, a Grammy winner, hosts the Houston-based Yolanda Adams Morning Show with Brother Larry Jones, which is heard weekdays in major markets nationwide.