Man who falsely claimed to represent big acts gets prison
By BRINLEY HINEMAN
ATLANTA (AP) - A man who falsely claimed he represented big-name artists, including musicians like Migos, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, and duped clients out of money has been sentenced to serve three years and 10 months in federal prison.
A judge on Friday in Atlanta also ordered Octaveon Woods of Decatur, Illinois, to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Woods had pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud.
Prosecutors say Woods created an elaborate scheme by posing as a booking agent for famous entertainers. He scammed colleges, universities and others by fraudulently booking shows when he had no relationship with the artists.
Woods was released on bond in February but had his bond revoked in June because prosecutors say he continued operating his company.
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