Bogus Nuge Promoter Charged

A Texas man, already in stir for a string of 2014 robberies, has been charged with making off with $5,000 paid to him by a Texarkana sports bar that thought it was booking a Ted Nugent show.

Robert James Devine faces charges of property theft and an unlawful act involving email for allegedly convincing the owner of Shooter’s Sports Bar that the Nuge could be had for $5,000 in August 2014.

Robert Devine
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice
– Robert Devine

Devine allegedly presented himself to Shooter’s management as a “Maximus Entertainment” booking agent. Nugent is represented by Artist Group International and, at the time of the bogus booking, was not touring.

According to Texarkana Today, Shooter’s issued Devine a cashier’s check for $5,000, which was cashed the next day at a Money Box store in Austin, Texas. Devine allegedly bought a 1998 Mercury Villager mini-van with his ill-gotten gains shortly afterward, apparently before going on a an armed robbery spree.

At least Texas authorities knew where to find Devine. He was already serving a 10-year prison sentence for those seven armed robberies in late 2014 when the fraud charges caught up to him in January.