RANCHO CUCAMONGO, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sheriff’s detectives from California’s San Bernardino County have arrested a Rancho Cucamonga-based promoter for selling tickets to a fake oldies concert scheduled for June 10 at the Epicenter.
Richard Gomez, of Green Diamond Entertainment, had been promoting the “Festival of Legends” concert, featuring performances by Sha Na Na, The Surfaris and Brenton Wood, according to the San Bernardino Sun.
City officials notified the Sheriff’s Department that Gomez had not complied with the terms of the city’s application process, and began selling tickets before completing the necessary paper.
Detective Mike Landavazo told the paper that Gomez had purchased a business license, but failed to complete the rest of the process. City officials then denied his application on April 28th, after discovering that he sold 19 VIP passes to the event in March.
Gomez seemed to have other difficulties in organizing the event, including attempting to sell far more tickets than the Epicenter’s 5,000-capacity would allow.
“Gomez just seemed to be on his own agenda at that point and insisted that he could make 20,000 people in that venue work,” Landavazo told the paper.
Gomez was booked into West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of grand theft and a parole violation. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers