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Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the sentencing of 39-year-old Meceo McEaddy on Tuesday.

His co-defendant, 48-year-old Sylvester Vincent Carroll, of New Jersey, was sentenced this month to three to nine years in prison. Both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and other charges.

Vance says the two stole about $3.7 million from party planners around the world. He says the scheme began in 2010 when the duo took $825,000 from a Brazilian company that believed it had booked Rihanna for concerts in Rio de Janeiro.

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Jul 31, 2014 10:34AM
too bad the idiot performers listed as his clients cant go to prison with him?? 
Jul 31, 2014 5:07AM
Has anyone else noticed that most of the comments on this are about the punk BOY Biebs and not the thieve that took money to see the famous people?
The Beibs has some issues, no doubt...But just want to point out that a person can't act normally, if he's never been taught to. Dude's led some screwed up formative years.

Not even close to my favorite artist, but just sticking up for him as a human being...the fact that he agreed to anger management classes shows he's willing to learn some things.

Have a good morning all!

Jul 30, 2014 4:19PM
You know, it seems to me that the authorities should go after the promoters who really do book that little idiot, as well.  Seems to me that the people who actually see Bieber are just as screwed as those who didn't.
Jul 30, 2014 2:20PM
millions ? who would want to spend money to see that wiigy.
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