Empire star Terrence Howard is reportedly under criminal investigation for tax evasion.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the federal government is looking into the financial crimes allegedly committed by the actor and his third wife, Mira Pak. Universal Bridges Inc., a company owned by Pak, is being looked into as well.
The United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is handling the case and have reportedly spoken to the actor.
The outlet reported that Howard hired a high-profile criminal attorney once he found out they were under investigation on May 20.
“Our office can neither confirm or deny the existence of an investigation,” a spokesperson for the Attorney’s Office told PEOPLE.