Gabriel’s Vegas Freeze

A Las Vegas bank account containing nearly $500,000 will remain frozen following a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision in the midst of a concert dispute between a promoter and singer Juan Gabriel.

CME Enterprises reportedly booked Gabriel for a Cinco de Mayo show in 2005 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. When roughly 1,000 people showed at the 18,500-capacity venue for the concert, Gabriel failed to take the stage.

CME filed suit, claiming breach of contract. The company later obtained a court order freezing the singer’s bank account.
Gabriel, who claims there was no contract, attempted to appeal the court order, challenging the sufficiency of a $10,000 bond CME posted for the case.

However, the singer missed the five-day legal window in which he had to challenge the order, the court said. Gabriel filed his appeal 15 months after the original suit.