DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Tennessee man faces federal charges after authorities say he sold tickets to a concert in Dubuque that never happened....

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Tennessee man faces federal charges after authorities say he sold tickets to a concert in Dubuque that never happened.

Thirty-one-year-old Charles Warthan of Chattanooga was charged yesterday with mail fraud. The U-S attorney’s office in Cedar Rapids says Warthan and some others conned over 400 rap and hip-hop fans out of more than 18-thousand dollars in cash. . . They claimed to be selling tickets to a bogus concert in Dubuque in last summer.

They advertised at several local businesses including a radio station. Performers billed on the promotions say they knew nothing about the concert.

Warthan’s trial is pending. He faces up to 20 years in jail.

Thanks to KGAN.com

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