4 Men Accused of Scam to Get Millions From Investors for Rihanna, Janet Jackson Concerts - NBC 6 South Florida

4 Men Accused of Scam to Get Millions From Investors for Rihanna, Janet Jackson Concerts

One of the accused, Kwasi Asare, allegedly tried to get an undercover FBI agent to pay $20 million for a Janet Jackson concert

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    Four men are accused of running a concert scheme in which they tried to get investors to pay millions of dollars for shows they said were for A-list singers Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson, federal authorities said.

    Authorities were alerted to the alleged scam in July 2018 when a lawyer for an entertainment company that represents Rihanna contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report that a man named Kwasi Asare, 39, of New Orleans, was trying to get investors to pay $19.5 million for a Rihanna concert, NBC News reported.

    Asare had promised a 22 percent return on the investments, according to a complaint filed in April by the United State's Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

    After representatives of the "Umbrella" singer denied knowing Asare and told FBI that she had no plans to do a tour, an undercover agent contacted Asare posing as an interested investor, according to the filings.