Hawaii Blunder Almost

Marc Hubbard, the North Carolina man accused of swindling the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert, was expected to fly to the islands at press time to appear at a court hearing.

Hubbard was allowed to post an unsecured $100,000 bond and agreed to home detention and GPS monitoring in North Carolina, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte told the Hawaii Reporter

Hubbard is alleged to have acted as a middle agent between the university and Wonder’s management. The university, hoping to land the musician for a show to benefit its athletics department, allegedly contacted Hubbard to seek a price lower than that quoted by Wonder’s agent, CAA
The would-be agent has been charged with receiving $120,000 of the money, according to the Star Advertiser. The other man charged in the case, Sean Barriero, pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to the wiring of $200,000 to his “agency,” Epic Talent in Florida, which operated from a post office box.
Hubbard is scheduled to enter a plea in Honolulu Nov. 23.
Meanwhile, University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood asked through her lawyer Oct. 2 that she get a $2 million payout to be released from her duties. Greenwood is under scrutiny for her handling of the concert.
The request was recently withdrawn.