OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson, an older brother of the late pop star Michael Jackson, is marooned in Burkina Faso because he owes back child support, TMZ.com reports.
The entertainment news Web site said Jackson's passport expired while he was overseas, and he cannot renew it. He owes $91,000 to Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza, mother of two of his sons, TMZ.com says.
A California law requires notification of the federal government when anyone owes significant back child support, and they would then be blocked from getting a new passport. Jackson presumably can get some sort of document from the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso that would allow him to return to the United States.
Jackson, 56, was a member of the Jackson 5 and has had a career as a singer, composer and occasionally director.