Men charged for fake Rihanna, Lady Gaga concerts
IANS [ Fri, Jul 19, 2013 ]
- New York, July 20 (IANS) Two men have been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly organising fake concerts of pop stars Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The men are said to have absconded with more than $2 million from promoters.
The Manhattan District Attorney announced that the two men, namely Sylvester Vincent Carroll and Meceo McEaddy, have been charged with grand larceny and scheming to defraud in the first degree, both felonies. Carroll also has additional charges of criminal tax fraud, reports tmz.com.
The men are accused of pretending to represent Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Kesha in order to cheat concert promoters.
According to the District Attorney, the schemes began in 2010 and went as far as Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico, with Carroll and McEaddy making more than $2 million and blowing the cash on cars, hotels, jewelry, and restaurants.
The two men are in custody.