Texas Theft Case Continues

A Texas concert promoter accused of running off with booking fees for concerts that never happened is trying to work things out with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, his attorney says.

“We have been engaged in negotiations with the D.A.,” Michael L. Young told the Brownsville Herald, representing Hiro Jamal Hariram on felony theft charges.

Hariram is accused of swindling $9,562 from the city for a canceled July 4 Boyz II Men concert and $46,000 from Brownsville developer Richard Hope for concerts to include Shania Twain and Garth Brooks.

He’s accused of booking the Boyz II Men show under the pretense that he was an agent with Grabow Booking of Beverly Hills, Calif., – charges he denies.

Hariram contends that the city’s Boyz II Men concert was canceled because the city didn’t make payments on time. He claims issues with the city made it difficult to secure acts, the paper reported.

A representative from the D.A.’s office told the paper the case is “still pending a decision in our felony intake division” and “we hope to have the investigation on the file completed within the next four to six weeks.”