The Queen of Soul's youngest son has been incarcerated in a Michigan jail since October

By Jordan Runtagh
January 31, 2019 01:55 PM
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Aretha Franklin‘s youngest son has reportedly been imprisoned since October after being arrested for driving under the influence.

The Blast reports that Kecalf Franklin was pulled over by law enforcement in Michigan on Oct. 27, 2018 — two months after his famous mother died of advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type at age 76.

At a court date held on Dec. 19, the 48-year-old reportedly pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was given the maximum sentence of 93 days in jail — where he will reportedly remain until Feb. 26. He has been in custody since October.

Kecalf’s father was Franklin’s road manager, Ken Cunningham.

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Kecalf, a Christian rapper, was born in 1970. His name is an acronym of both his father and mother’s full names — Ken E. Cunningham (the star’s road manager) and Aretha Louise Franklin.

The Franklin family is currently managing an additional problem — with the IRS.

The Internal Revenue Service claims the singer owes more than $6.3 million in back taxes from 2012-18 in addition to $1.5 million in penalties, according to court documents obtained by TMZ last week.

“The IRS has filed its Proof of Claim in the ordinary course of the Estate proceeding,” attorneys for the Aretha Franklin Estate told PEOPLE in a statement.

“This is not a liquidated claim and it is disputed by the Estate. The vast majority of Ms. Franklin’s personal 1040 tax obligations were paid prior to her death – something she wished to occur. The Estate is diligently working to resolve any remaining issues,” the statement continued.

Aretha Franklin.

David Bennett, who is among those representing Franklin’s estate, told the Associated Press that at least $3 million in back taxes have been paid to the IRS. Additionally, Bennett said all of Franklin’s returns have been filed, adding that the IRS is questioning the filed returns and her estate is disputing what the IRS claims “was income.”

Bennett did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.