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GEMA Facing Major Fraud Case


MUNICH (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — GEMA, the leading German performing rights organization has been implicated in a serious case of alleged fraud that may amount to more than $1.2 million.

Details are still sketchy but Billboard is reporting two employees at the Munich-based have been suspended pending an investigation of the matter.

GEMA has announced that it will make a report to the prosecution office of the German government on Friday. GEMA's CEO, Dr. Harald Heker is also expected to give a press conference on Friday, detailing the background and circumstances of the alleged fraud.

GEMA is one of the leading performance rights collection organization in Germany, repping more than 60,000 members in Germany and more than 1 million copyright owners worldwide. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers