Feds Investigating N.C. Promoter

A North Carolina concert promoter charged with defrauding organizers of the Danville Harvest Jubilee concert series of $85,000 earlier this year could be up against federal charges.

John Vick is to face two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses in Danville Circuit Court. The date for the case has been pushed to January in order to allow federal authorities to continue an investigation into the matter, according to the Danville Register & Bee.

Michael Newman, attorney for the commonwealth, told the paper that federal authorities couldn’t bring a case against the promoter once the Danville case is under way.

“We have no problem letting the feds look at it,” Newman said.

Vick surrendered to authorities in May after police issued two warrants alleging he’d obtained the $85,000 under false pretenses by contracting to promote, then failing to book, promised concerts, the Register & Bee said at the time.

Federal investigators have reportedly been looking into fraud charges against Vick and previously searched the promoter’s office, seizing computers and documents.