Attorney General Laxalt Announces Arrest of Self-Professed Celebrity Talent Booking Representative in Las Vegas
March 23, 2018
Las Vegas, NV –Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Marlene Fitzgerald, 44, of Las Vegas, was arrested on five felony counts for operating a scam out of Las Vegas. The charges against Fitzgerald include theft in the amount of $3,500 or more using technology in commission, a category “B” felony. To perpetuate the alleged thefts, Fitzgerald operated under the names World Entertainment, LLC; Future Management; and Total Entertainment Artist Management. The acts were allegedly committed between December 2016 and July 2017.
According to the complaint, Fitzgerald held herself out as a talent booking representative with strong celebrity connections. In two instances, Fitzgerald solicited and accepted large deposits in exchange for promises to arrange performances by recording star Justin Bieber and two DJs known as The Chainsmokers. In three other instances, Fitzgerald’s victims allegedly paid her large deposits in exchange for marketing opportunities revolving around boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, Jr., including promises of personal appearances by Mayweather, logo placement rights on Mayweather’s boxing gloves and exclusive sponsorship rights to Mayweather’s official after-party. Victims of these alleged scams collectively suffered losses of more than $230,000.
“Fraudsters will prey on their victims’ hopes and desires to perpetuate their fraud,” said Laxalt. “My office will continue its work to deter embezzlement schemes by pursuing justice for victims of fraud and theft.”
This case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Unit.
A criminal complaint is merely a charging document; every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
To view the criminal complaint against Marlene Fitzgerald, click here. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing a fraud, click here.
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