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Alleged UH concert scammer to appear in court

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:47 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2012

A North Carolina man is scheduled to appear in Honolulu federal court to face charges he defrauded the University of Hawaii.

Prosecutors say Mark Hubbard scammed the school out of $200,000 intended as a deposit for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened.

Hubbard is scheduled to have his initial appearance before Judge Kevin Chang today. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Another man pleaded guilty to delivering the money and is cooperating with authorities.

The indictment says Hubbard convinced a local promoter that he had connections with a former Motown Records executive who could secure Wonder for a fundraiser show on Aug. 18.

The school paid $200,000 as a deposit, but learned after starting to sell tickets that neither the singer nor his representatives authorized the concert.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Our prisons are way too good for this criminal with all their good food, tv and exercise equipment. He should be sent to Arizona where he can dine on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 3 times a day for the term of his incarceration.
on November 30,2012 | 05:52AM
allie wrote:
where is our money?
on November 30,2012 | 06:55AM
ichiban wrote:
Hope that if he gets convicted he does his time in a FEDERAL PENITENTIARY somewhere in the Mainland. If I'm not mistaken the crime he committed was a federal offense. Besides our prison is way overcrowded.
on November 30,2012 | 06:53AM
allie wrote:
And our highly paid administrators trusted our tax payer money to someone like this? Ummm...why?
on November 30,2012 | 06:54AM
katana77 wrote:
He must look better in a suit and tie to have convinced the contacts at UH.......hopefully he'll look even better in orange.
on November 30,2012 | 07:13AM
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