Wife of Ticket Scammer Ordered To Pay $4 Million In Investor Funds
The wife of concert promoter Joseph Meli, who was just sentenced to prison for participating in a multi million-dollar Ponzi ticket scheme, now owes over $4 million in investor funds. Joseph was sentenced to 78 months in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty for for his involvement in... Read more
NYC Teachers-Union Chief Accepted US Open Tickets Totaling $8K
The NYC teachers-union chief, Michael Mulgrew, reportedly accepted over $8,000 worth of US Open Tennis tickets from a law firm. According to the New York Post, Mulgrew received these tickets five years in a row from 2012 to 2016 from the law firm Stroock & Lavan. During that time,... Read more
#MuteRKelly Movement Tries To Shut Down Singer’s Jacksonville Show
Despite the various allegations against him, R. Kelly is slated to perform another show, but the #MuteRKelly movement is ready to shut it down once again. Over the past 24 years, the R&B singer has been accused on several occasions of sexual abuse. The allegations go back to 1994,... Read more
Former UMN Ticketing Director Charged In Ticket Fraud Scheme
The former head of sports ticket sales at the University of Minnesota was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with one count of wire fraud on Tuesday. Brent Holck, 37, was the assistant athletic director of sales and services at UMN before being terminated in January 2017. Holck had... Read more
Craig Carton Found Guilty on All Counts in Fraud Trial
Craig Carton was found guilty of all charges in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, after less than a day of deliberation by members of the jury. The counts – which included securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit fraud – could land the former sports talk radio... Read more
Craig Carton Fraud Trial Continues, Barclays Center Executives Testify
During the ticket fraud trial for former sports-talk-radio celebrity Craig Carton, two top Barclays Center executives and a Rockland County loan shark testified and shared incriminating information. Carton, who hosted a radio show with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, was charged with fraud in New York last year. He... Read more
Michigan Bill Could Legalize Ticket Scalping If Passed In Senate
While Michigan law currently prohibits a person from reselling an event ticket above its face value, that could all change if legislation to decriminalize ticket scalping passes in the Senate. State Representative Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw) is sponsoring the legislation; in October, the bill passed the Michigan House with a... Read more
6ix9ine Bails On Washington, D.C. Show, Owes Promoters $300,000
The controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine now owes concert promoters $300,000 after cancelling an unofficial event at Howard University just half an hour before he was supposed to hit the stage. Tekashi was supposed to perform at Howard University’s Homecoming weekend and was paid $60,000 in advance of the show.... Read more
Multiple Investors Suing Producer Over Failed Steve Jobs, Bill Gates Musical
A producer is being sued by multiple investors for alleged fraud over a failed Broadway musical. The musical, dubbed “Nerds,” was set to be produced by Carl Levin and revolve around the rivalry between tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Levin claimed he had garnered $6.2 million in... Read more
Andrew Gillum Allegedly Accepted ‘Hamilton’ Tickets From FBI Agent
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, reportedly received tickets to Broadway’s Hamilton from an undercover FBI agent, contrary to past claims. Gillum has repeatedly claimed that his brother, Marcus, provided him with tickets to see the Broadway show, Newsweek reports. However, The Tampa... Read more