Florida Man Gets Ten Year Sentence Over Ticket Ponzi Scheme
Thomas Coelho was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for wire fraud after pleading guilty to a scheme that involved promises to purchase tickets to live events for resale. Coelho, 52, will also be required to forfeit $1.8 million in assets, the proceeds of the scheme. According to... Read more
Joe Meli Sentenced to 37 Months in Broadway Ticket Fraud Case
Joe Meli was sentenced to 37 months in prison Friday for his role in a ticket resale fraud scheme. The sentence is the second for similar crimes that Meli has received, with 25 months of this new term to be served concurrently with a 78-month sentence Meli received in... Read more
Joseph Meli Sentenced to 78 Months Prison; $1.5M Fines in Ponzi Case
Joseph Meli has been sentenced by a federal court in Manhattan to over six years in prison in connection with a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving tickets to popular concerts and Broadway shows including Hamilton. The sentence followed Meli’s guilty plea to charges of securities fraud in the fall... Read more
Poker Pro Indicted For Alleged Fraud Against Ticket Operation’s Investors
Tickets to the world’s two most popular football events – the Super Bowl and World Cup – are at the center of an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury this week against a California man, according to the Orange County Register. Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli was charged... Read more
Jason Nissen Reportedly Seeking Plea Deal in Fraud Case
Jason Nissen, the former CEO of the National Event Ticket Company currently facing federal fraud charges in New York, is seeking a plea bargain, according to a story on Islandnow.com. Nissen is facing charges related to an alleged Ponzi scheme where he enlisted investors to buy into a scheme... Read more
National Event Ticket Co Files for Bankruptcy in New York
The National Event Ticket Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, days after CEO Jason Nissen was hit with fraud charges for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme, TicketNews has learned. Twitter user @Don Shano appears to have caught this filling first, posting a screenshot from Inforuptcy.com on Monday... Read more
Opinion: You Can’t Blame an Entire Industry for One Man’s Crime
Photo: Crowds outside hoping to score tickets to Hamilton – one of the premium events then-NECO CEO Jason Nissen allegedly defrauded investors looking to capitalize on. by Sean Burns Is it fair for the actions of one individual to be used to paint all those in that individual’s profession... Read more