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Lady Gaga & Rihanna

Alleged Con Men Charged in Fake Concert Scheme

7/19/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Two men have just been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly organizing bogus Lady Gaga and Rihanna concerts -- and according to prosecutors, they absconded with more than $2 million from gullible promoters.

The Manhattan D.A. just announced ... Sylvester Vincent Carroll (aka Vincent Carroll) and Meceo McEaddy (aka Ray Annis) have been charged with grand larceny and scheming to defraud in the first degree, both felonies. Carroll also faces additional charges of criminal tax fraud.

The men are accused of pretending to represent Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even Ke$ha in order to bilk concert promoters out of tons of money.

According to the D.A., the schemes began in 2010 and went as far as Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico -- with Carroll and McEaddy pocketing more than $2 mil and blowing the cash on cars, hotels, jewelry, and restaurants.

The two men are still in custody.

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1.

BigMacIsBack    

Nice picture of Rihanna. Lol

408 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Lady Gaga & Rihanna................. i would nail both

408 days ago
3.

Nadiadamit    

Why anyone would pay to see either one in the fake or real world is beyond me. Mass market music bullsh1t... and the sheep masses are stupid enough to buy the sh1t.

408 days ago
4.

Sarah    

Gaga has had a new face she looks totally different! The "hip surgery" was a cover for her to have plastic surgery! This creature is so fake, phony and a hypocrite!

408 days ago
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falconer    

Omg TMZ, do you REALLY have to use that photo of Rihanna?

407 days ago
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billybob    

?? I thought all their 'concerts' were bogus!

407 days ago
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CelebrityScum    

With the pic of Rihanna, one could only guess at what she was ready to do.

407 days ago
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Jennifer    

Rihanna looks like a blowup doll.

407 days ago
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Dickeydoo    

Rih looks like Lucille Ball in that pic..

407 days ago
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Mikey    

The guy change his name from Meceo McEaddy to Ray Annus? He might as well call himself Ray "The Homo" Annus.

407 days ago
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Mikey    

Changed his name to Ray 'screw me in my ass' Annis.


Didn't like the name Meceo.

407 days ago
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brad    

I just saw an old video on YouTube of the group "Missing Persons" for their song "Words". The singer reminded me of Gaga.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasCZL072fQ

If Gaga wants to get back on top of the music sing she ought to come up with some more of those early to mid 80s "synthpop new wave" type songs. That was a cool period of time for that kind of music.

There were lots of good groups back then with female singers like Berlin, Scandal, B-52s, The Pretenders, etc.

407 days ago
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Layla    

Rihanna doesn't need a con man. Her concerts are bogus anyway. She's the con man. I don't know why people keep going to her concerts. She's a no talent, immature, egocentric, poor excuse for a performer, who cares nothing about her fans.

407 days ago
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Gretel    

That's the best picture of Rihanna ever.

407 days ago
15.

Rem    

Lady Gaga actually looks better than Rihanna in that photo.

407 days ago
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