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Da Brat has been a free woman for three years but her legal woes have been aways from being put on a shelf without the worries ahead.

After pleading guilty for a 2007 bottle whipping of a former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader, Da Brat served 21 months before being released to the outside world in 2011.

But after the up north party, comes the civil suit shindig where big bucks are usually forked over to the plaintiff. Da Brat, real name Shawntae Harris, was scheduled to have her day in court against the defendant–and she did just that today until one of the jurors was found in contempt for repeatedly lying about their American citizenship.

Reports TMZ:

Da Brat just got swept up in the immigration mess … because a juror in her civil trial LIED about being a citizen and now the trial has been derailed and the fraudulent juror is in jail.

One of the jurors is a legal resident of Atlanta but NOT a U.S. citizen. But the dude lied to the judge and swore under oath 3 TIMES he was a full-fledged American.

The judge was LIVID … berating the juror as he declared a mistrial and then holding him in contempt and then ordering him hauled off to the slammer.

BTW … the bogus juror cost the county $25K.

Maybe Funkdafied was the first album he owned; who knows?

You can see his shameless mug in the gallery ahead.

Photo: TMZ

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