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Bogus Hawaiian promoter faces 60 years in prison

56-year-old Turk Cazimero defrauded investors of a total of US$638,000, including for the entirely fictional 'Vans Warped DJ tour'

By IQ on 28 Apr 2016

Waimanalo, Turk Cazimero's hometoen, Tijuana Brass

Turk Cazimero's hometown of Waimanalo, where he was arrested on Monday


image © Tijuana Brass/Wikimedia Commons

A Hawaiian man whose ponzi scheme defrauded investors of a total of US$638,000 for bogus concerts and rodeos has been arrested by the FBI.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents detained Turk Cazimero – the owner of a promotions business called Hawaiian Hurricane Productions which, among other things, claimed to be behind the non-existent ‘Vans Warped DJ tour’ – earlier this week, before turning him over to the US Marshals Service ahead of his appearance in court.

According to prosecutors, Cazimero showed prospective investors flyers, websites, advertisements and a YouTube video which claimed that the 56-year-old had previously booked a country music concert and rodeo, reports the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

If convicted on his charges (three counts of federal wire fraud) Cazimero faces up to 60 years in prison – 20 per count.