MEXICO CITY (CelebrityAccess) Concert promoter Jesus Perez Alvear, better known as Chucho Perez, has been accused of laundering money for the Jalisco drug cartel by the U.S. Treasury Department.
The prominent Mexican concert promoter was accused Friday, according to the Associated Press. Alvear has promoted regional concerts throughout Mexico and repped major names in the country’s banda and norteno scene.
“Chucho Perez uses violence to obtain concessions to operate these concerts under the name of his music promotion business,” the Treasury department said, “by commingling them with legitimate revenues generated from the sale of tickets, refreshments, parking, and other items.”
It added that Alvear “often promotes musical acts known for singing narcocorridos, or ballads that glorify drug traffickers and their illicit activities. Some of these acts have ties to drug trafficking organizations.”
Alvear has promoted at least one singer who is on the kingpin list and allegedly had ties to a wing of the Jalisco cartel, according to the AP.