Women Allegedly Defrauded Investors For Scam Sandy Hook Concert
Two women were arrested for allegedly creating a scam concert that would benefit the Sandy Hook Promise charity for shooting victims and defrauded investors. Nancy Jean, 51, of Riverdale, Georgia and Carissa Scott, 41, of Fayette, Mississippi were arrested on Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, the... Read more
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
NoCal Man Scams Promoters Out of $550K For Snoop Dogg, Rihanna Shows
A Northern California man admitted to defrauding concert promoters and investors in a scam this week, taking more than half a million dollars that he promised would go toward securing concerts with A-list stars like Rihanna and Snoop Dogg. The 39-year-old man from Patterson, Jordan Mouton, who also goes... Read more
Musical Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $750K From Charity
A former music director, known for his work on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” pleaded guilty to embezzling $750,000 from a charity to pay off his own debts, the NY Daily News reports. According to NY Daily, Robin Dimmagio was convicted of fraud after he used stolen money from an... Read more
Fake Mariah Carey Promoters Sentenced For Wire Fraud Scam
Two California men have been charged with wire fraud after pretending to be promoters of popstar Mariah Carey and swindling two companies out of more than $100,000. The Lesbian Gay Community Network of Western Michigan (now known as the Grand Rapids Pride Center) was one of the two organizations... Read more
Craig Carton Co-Defendant Sentenced For Role In Ponzi Scheme
A strip club manager was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in the ticket-resale Ponzi scheme with former sports-talk radio host Craig Carton. Manhattan federal judge Colleen McMahon served the manager, Michael Wright, with his sentence last week. Wright, 42, of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey,... Read more
Former Microsoft Exec Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Stealing Tickets
A former executive at Microsoft, who had allegedly used his position to steal $1 million in Super Bowl tickets, pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge on Thursday. Jeff Tran, 45, who worked as the Director of Sports Marketing and Alliances at Microsoft, was indicted on five counts... Read more
Poker Pro Sentenced To Prison For Super Bowl, World Cup Ticket Scam
A California poker pro, who pled guilty to running a ticket scheme and scamming investors out of more than $6 million in Super Bowl and World Cup tickets, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday. The 47-year-old from Aliso Viejo, Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli, ran a ticket... Read more
Star Drummer Suspected Of Embezzling $750K From Charity Concert
The former musical director for the United Nations and star drummer has been arrested after suspicion of embezzling $750,000 from an overseas charity concert, according to prosecutors. Robin DiMaggio, 47, agreed to help the Peace for You Peace for Me Foundation organize a concert for homeless and displaced children... Read more
Former Ticketing Director Pleads Guilty To Stealing $361K From UMN
A former University of Minnesota ticketing director admitted to stealing $361,000 from the school’s athletic department this morning. Brent Holck, 37, was charged with one count of wire fraud this past November. As of Friday, he pleaded guilty to the felony under an agreement with federal prosecutors. By choosing... Read more