Were you a victim in the recent West Virginia concert scam involving Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga? If so, then you should receive a check in the mail. According to The Herald-Mail, Sherman L. Loy will not face charges of obtaining money by false pretense if authorities can verify that all victims of the scam — not just the ones who filed police reports — have been reimbursed for the money they lost.
In a news release, Loy (who owns a hair salon) pledged his innocence but acknowledged he made mistakes:
“Why on Earth would I be involved in such an obvious fraud, that was so certain to come to light and would damage my name, my reputation, my relationships and my business?
“As the concert idea moved forward, and people paid for their tickets, I never felt that I was getting away with something or getting over on them, because I knew in my heart that the concert would take place.
“I made a mistake in who I trusted and now, by stepping up to the plate and paying all of these people, I am working to put this mess behind me, and to regain the support and trust of the community.”
As for Adam, he had previously shot down a report of this “concert” happening on Twitter — one of the first signs that something shady was going on behind the scenes. Unfortunately (as he and Gaga both inevitably know), with great fame comes people who could be potentially looking to make cash.
Dean DeSana — who supposedly spearheaded the deal — has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
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