Former Iowa Sports Radio Host Pleads Guilty in Ticket Fraud Case
The former Iowa-based sports radio host, who was indicted on federal charges after scamming multiple investors in a ticket resale scheme, has pleaded guilty to fraud after taking a plea deal. According to the Des Moines Register, Marty Tirrell pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud on Friday.... Read more
Enrique Iglesias Concerts Cancelled Due To Promoter Scam
Several Enrique Iglesias concerts across Europe have been cancelled after the fraudulent promoter was accused of running off with around €1 million. According to Pollstar, a Bulgarian promoter claimed to represent ArtBG and has scammed ticket buyers, venues, and artists after posing as a local promoter. The situation unfolded... Read more
Promoter Accused of Running With Money From Cancelled Toby Keith Show
A benefit concert for veterans was slated to take place in Illinois earlier this month starring Toby Keith, but the gig was abruptly cancelled after the promoter allegedly ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at... Read more
Super Bowl, NBA Ticket Scammer Sentenced To Prison
A woman who scammed various sports fans out of thousands of dollars for the Super Bowl and NBA Playoffs pleaded guilty to two felony theft charges and was sentenced to 25 and 5 years in prison, respectively. According to Click 2 Houston, Cheryl L. Jackson convinced people to purchase deeply... Read more
Fyre Fest Merchandise Will Be Auctioned To Pay Off Billy McFarland’s Debts
Although Billy McFarland is currently in jail for scamming thousands of people during the failed Fyre Festival, his victims are still yet to be paid. To help pay back some of McFarland’s debts, Fyre Fest merchandise will be up-for-grabs. The United States Marshals Service of Manhattan will auction off... Read more
Craig Carton Trial May Be Delayed As Attorney Awaits Psychologial Report
Update: as of March  4, 2019, a federal court judge rescheduled Carton’s hearing until April 5 to give his attorney additional time to review the report, according to a court filing. ‘Craig Carton’s attorney is seeking a sentencing delay as they await a psychological report that is “essential” to... Read more
Chicago Woman Sentenced For Ticket Fraud Scheme, Owes $5 Million
A Chicago woman who ran a ticket fraud scheme has been sentenced to four years in prison and is ordered to pay nearly $5 million in restitution. Traci Monti, 44, was arrested in October 2016 and charged with seven counts of wire fraud along with two counts of money... 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
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 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