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 ran off with the money. The Freedom and Dignity Festival, featuring Keith and Clay Walker, was set to take place at Boomers... 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
Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Sentenced To Six Years In Prison
Billy McFarland, who scammed hundreds of concertgoers with the failed Fyre Festival last year, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday for multiple counts of fraud. The sentence was given by U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald at a Manhattan federal court. His sentencing also includes three... Read more
Travel Agent Arrested For Scamming Several Essence Festival Concertgoers
A travel agent and entrepreneur was arrested for allegedly scamming dozens of women trying to book a vacation to attend New Oreleans’ Essence Festival, resulting in a loss of tens of thousands of dollars. Nakesia Washington, 41, of OBL Travel L.L.C. helped several dozen women book concert tickets, hotel... Read more