Four suspects have been arrested in connection to a multi-million dollar scam after alleging to know Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars. According to the New York Daily News, the four men were arrested Wednesday in California after conspiring to set up a fake concert with the stars as headliners.
The men were working to raise $19.5 million for a fake Rihanna tour. Riri’s lawyer contacted the FBI last year in July when they got wind of the scam after 39-year-old Kwasi Asare’s illegal moves. An undercover cop met with Kwasi who then tried to scam him into paying a $4 million dollar investment to see Rihanna and Bruno perform at San Diego’s Petco Park.
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“Bruno Mars never agreed to do the Petco Park Show, nor had anyone even made him such a proposition,” the complaint states, according to the publication. Kwasi also attempted to make a deal with the undercover agent for a concert involving Janet Jackson.
The four defendants – Kwasi, 52-year-old Mark Lamica, 47-year-old James Ganiere, and 49-year-old Kevin Carriker, are expected to appear in federal court next month.