ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a Union County man posed as high-profile promoters for famous musicians and pocketed at least $100,000 from venues in Ohio and North Carolina.
Yusuf Nadir, 38, is charged with theft by deception, criminal impersonation and writing bad checks.
Authorities said Nadir would ask for deposits for future concert dates into accounts that he controlled.
Nadir remains held on $75,000 bail following his arrest Thursday. It’s not clear whether he has hired a lawyer.
Authorities say the investigation is continuing with the assistance of law enforcement around the country as well as promotional companies like Live Nation.
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