More details are emerging about Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' former svengali/manager who is now suing Spears and her family for libel, defamation, breach of contract, and battery. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Lutfi's suit coincides with some personal financial trouble:

"[A] lien was slapped on Lutfi's condo back in April. Lutfi never paid the debt, which grew to $18,507.58 by November."

If he doesn't pay by February 10, TMZ reports, his condo could be forced into foreclosure. And that's just one piece of Lutfi's financial problems. TMZ also reports that Discover Card is suing Lutfi for nearly $8,000. No time like the lean times to cash in on all that emotional distress, am I right Sam?

Lutfi's suit claims that -- among other things -- the Spears family "began a campaign of slander, libel and defamation aimed at discrediting, destroying and physically and emotionally intimidating Lutfi in order to drive him out of Britney's life." On Friday, Spears obtained a restraining order against Lutfi. (TMZ)