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NY Post

Jurors taught a big-talking hip-hop artist a lesson about broken promises yesterday when they ordered him to pay the $1 million reward he had offered for the return of his stolen laptop.

LEGAL LOSER: Hip-hop music mogul Ryan Leslie leaves federal court in Manhattan yesterday after losing a $1 million judgement.

Cheapskate performer and producer Ryan Leslie must fork over the Benjamins to auto-repair-shop owner Armin Augstein, who found the computer while walking his dog and turned it over to German cops in November 2010.

In a YouTube video, Leslie had promised a $1 million reward to whoever found the missing laptop and an external hard drive. But when Augstein produced the goods, Leslie went from big-money mogul to double-talking skinflint.

Leslie testified Tuesday that his offer was contingent upon his ability to retrieve several unreleased multitrack songs stored on the hard drive, which he said couldn’t be accessed after he got it back.

But Judge Harold Baer Jr. yesterday told jurors that because Leslie disposed of the hard drive by returning it to the manufacturer after Augstein claimed the reward, they could assume that the data was there when Augstein handed it over.

The verdict came about 45 minutes after jurors sent out a note saying they were divided because “we feel the $1 million is too high,” and asking if they could compromise on a lower amount.

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  1. Corona

    November 29th, 2012

    Skinflint.

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  2. Nutjob

    November 29th, 2012

    Is it me? Or does this dickheads head look to big for his body?

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  3. Rick

    November 29th, 2012

    Ryan, just think of $1 million as being the operating cost of that alligator mouth of yours.

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  4. grayscape

    November 30th, 2012

    Data my ass…. I’ve no doubt it’s all kiddie or gay porn. Or both.

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  5. scribble

    November 30th, 2012

    @Nutjob – that’s a picture of his ego.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 30th, 2012

    Rap. Crap.

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  7. Brooke

    November 30th, 2012

    As my daddy always said, don’t let your mouth write a check you can’t cash.

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  8. Zeke

    November 30th, 2012

    Nice chest buddy, hit the gym once in a while instead of playing on your computer.

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  9. Anonymous

    November 30th, 2012

    If obama had a twin in the ‘music’ bidness, he would look like that.

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  10. persecutor

    November 30th, 2012

    A jury of racists, no doubt.[sarcasm off]

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  11. Anonymous

    November 30th, 2012

    with a name like Ryan Leslie and a look like that I am going to assume he produces fart knocker rap

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