Two men have been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly organising fake Lady Gaga and Rihanna concerts. According to prosecutors, they absconded with more than USD 2 million from promoters, reported sources.
Sylvester Vincent Carroll (aka Vincent Carroll) and Meceo McEaddy (aka Ray Annis) have been charged with grand theft and scheming to defraud in the first degree, both felonies. Carroll also faces additional charges of criminal tax fraud.
The men are accused of pretending to represent R&B star Rihanna, pop star Lady Gaga, and even Kesha in order to cheat concert promoters. The schemes began in 2010 and went as far as Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico, with Carroll and McEaddy blowing the cash on cars, hotels, jewellery, and restaurants. The two men are still in custody.