JOPLIN, MO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office has been paid more than $7,000 to cover court costs and make amends from one of three promoters in a failed Christian music festival.
According to the Joplin Globe, the promoter Josh Allen has delivered two checks — one for $5,250 in restitution and another for $1,906 in court costs to the AG's office. Allen was one of three men were accused of fraud for accepting deposits from vendors who wanted to sell their wares at the festival which was postponed several times before being canceled.
"Josh Allen, by virtue of those payments, has completely paid up his financial responsibilities in the case." John Fougere, a spokesman for the Attorney General's office told the Globe.
Allen's co-defendant Zach Grimm was also ordered to make good on their financial obligations and has one year to repay $3,225 to six vendors who had made deposits for the festival. In addition, he needs to pony up with $500 to cover court costs while an additional 6,000 in civil penalties has been suspended pending Grimm's compliance.
The third co-defendant, Derrick Gates is awaiting a June 4th hearing regarding the disposition of his case. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers