K-Fed lied about his income and charged up ridiculous expenses, including insane tips, according to new court documents. Britney Spears' newest lawyer, Stacy Phillips, filed documents challenging the legal fees that Brit was ordered to pay for Fed-ex. Phillips claims K-Daddy "understated his income by at least $200,000." She also says Federline buried all sorts of personal expenses and pretended to have $800,000 worth of business expenses. PopoZão!
According to the legal papers, Federline grossed $544,074.73 from his production company, "Gooseneck Productions" in 2007, and his expenses totaled $841,128.67. Phillips says Federline's so-called business expenses included "extraordinarily high tips for food and beverage services [e.g., $1,100.76 tip on $2,782 bill; $200 tip on $371.29 bill; and $2,000 tip on $365 bill].
Regarding his client's spending habits, K-Fed's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan tells OK!, "What Mr. Federline may have purchased for gifts for others, or entertaining and/or hosting parties is irrelevent, though obviously, and unfortunately, the other side tried to distract the court from what and how one should vacation."
So... if Kevin is able to spend so liberally, why is the court ordering Britney to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in her ex-hubby's legal bills?
"It's not just about need but about her conduct," Kaplan explains to OK!. "He would not have incurred fees but for the fact that he was seeking custody orders that were for the best of his kids."
Kaplan, citing the numerous emergency hearings in the custody battle, says that the court based its decision "not on how Mr. Federline may have spent his discretionary funds but, subsequently, on the fact that every dollar he incurred in attorney's fees, as stated in open court, was incurred because of his need to pursue orders to halt Ms. Spears from conduct which she should not have been engaging in."
In defending his client, Kaplan concludes, "The bottom line is that Mr. Federline has stepped up to the plate in a major way. More often than not, he's stood his ground on behalf of what was best for his kids. And that can't be denied. He's been there and has risen to the occasion, time and time again."