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Portland Musician Charged With Wire Fraud Over Impersonations

TACOMA, WA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A Portland-based musician has been charged with fraud over allegations that he bilked investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by posing as influential industry figures.

According to Seattle Weekly, federal prosecutors charged Kasey Anderson with wire fraud over a fake benefit concert with a lineup of top name acts. Anderson allegedly bilked two groups of investors out of roughly $370,000 from investors by using fake email addresses to impersonate well-known industry figures like Bruce Springsteen's manager Jon Landau, entertainment lawyer Rosemary Carroll to give fake concert an aura of legitimacy.

In addition, Anderson is accused of allegedly bankrolling his own record and tour, as well as an album by Ron Franklin Entertainers.

Anderson surrendered to the Feds in Seattle Jan. 29. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers