Man Sentenced To Four Years For Falsely Claiming To Represent Famous Artists

Man Sentenced To Four Years For Falsely Claiming To Represent Famous Artists

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ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess) Octaveon Woods, an Illinois man who falsely claimed to represent acts like Migos, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, and took hundreds of thousands of dollars from would-be clients, was sentenced in Atlanta Friday to nearly four years in federal prison.

A U.S. District judge sentenced Woods to three years and 10 months followed by three years of supervised release, according to the Associated Press. He was ordered to pay restitution of $879,718 or less with an exact amount to be determined in the next 14 days.

Woods created a professional-looking website and contracts, then would have clients wire him 50 percent deposits for concerts and comedy shows. When they demanded refunds, Woods would direct them to a bogus attorney and have them fill out more paperwork, according to the AP. Meanwhile, Woods would transfer the deposit to a different account and retrieve it as cash.

He pleaded guilty to wire fraud in April.

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