Georgia Ticket Broker Arrested After Failing To Show For Sentence
A ticket broker from Georgia, known for stiffing dozens of fans out of college football tickets last year, has been arrested in Florida Keys after trying to escape his prison sentence. Jeff Cook, 56, was convicted of nine counts of theft and one count of selling tickets without a... Read more
Court Ruling Bans Viagogo From Selling Rammstein Tickets
German courts have banned the secondary ticketing site Viagogo from selling tickets to metal band Rammstein’s 2019 stadium tour in an effort to limit ticket scalping. According to a press release from promoters MCT Agenteur, Viagogo is forbidden to “allow the sales of tickets for the 2019 Rammstein stadiums... Read more
Opinion: New York Resale Laws Add Onerous Barriers to Small, Minority Businesses
“New York does not lower fees or taxes!” This phrase was shouted across the room by none-other than democrat New York Representative Daniel O’Donnell. This was said in the private closed-door October 2017 meeting between state legislators and representatives from the ticketing industry. The response came after comments from... Read more
6ix9ine Could Face Life Sentence For Firearm Charges, Gunpoint Robbery
The Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been making headlines lately with a hefty criminal record, and while he’s been able to dodge most of the charges, his latest arrest could land him in prison – for life. Back in 2015, the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was... Read more
Dead & Co Fan Sues Live Nation, MSG For Alleged False Accusations
While at a Dead and Company show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden last year, a fan was arrested for trespassing into the show, but he is now suing Live Nation and the venue for defamation. According to The Blast, the fan, David Roberti, attended the show on... Read more
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