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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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ABB    

Look at Rhianna's mouth. She's ready for a big fat one from a homeless man.

379 days ago
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Toilethead    

I wouldn't pay a nickle to see either of them.

379 days ago
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Horndog    

Sylvester Vincent Carroll (aka Vincent Carroll) and Meceo McEaddy (aka Ray Annis) are aliases for Harvey Levin of West Hollywood, CA and Joseph "Papa Joe" Jackson of Las Vegas, NV.. It's true! I read it on the interwebs. .

379 days ago
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Nikki    

Open wide Rihanna, here it comes!!!

379 days ago
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bernard walker    

told india about this at 2 am. now if you remember that's 2 times we got um . 1st time was our getting hired for bloging for you. the 2nd is him not finishing his anger course. could not sleep . stupid that he tried to hide his **** with this. 4yrs will make you think . we passed the records check. she was so happy we got no sleep, screaming wont make us lose. will it.

379 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

That would her look right before Chris punched her.

379 days ago
22.

Jamoak    

In the picture of Rihanna, looks like she is well practiced with that pose...

379 days ago
23.

CLINT    

I have a suckerfish in my aquarium that looks just like Rihanna.

379 days ago
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fargone    

Looks like Rihanna has had lots of practice.

379 days ago
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DHD    

I take it no one bought the Kesha tickets.

379 days ago
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LordGobblecock    

Haha they clearly targetted the fans known to be the dumbest!

379 days ago
27.

Monster    

You haters are so pathetic.

378 days ago
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sailant    

give Ludacris his Commonground back

378 days ago
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ukreporter    

Why would you put up a good pic of Gaga and a ridiculous pic of Rihanna. It's not looking very good on TMZ's part and I would not be surprise if comments on this becomes racial.

378 days ago
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mike    

The 2nd BIGGEST IS WALT REEDER jr from PHILADELPHIA !!!! BEWARE LOGAN TOWN ENTERTAINMENT !! OVER 1million taken from promoters all over tri state

378 days ago
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