- Amanda C. Coyne The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Emory’s Student Programming Council paid $37,500 to a fraudulent group that claimed to represent Migos, an Emory Wheel article says.
The student newspaper obtained financial documents from Emory’s student government. Those documents showed a $37,500 payment to Global Talent Agency, a group that contacted the programming council claiming to be Migos’ booking agency. Migos’ actual booking contact is listed in their Twitter bio.
An Emory spokesperson confirmed to the AJC that the school paid $37,500 to Global Talent Agency.
The school filed a police report after realizing they’d been duped in March. The fraud was discovered in late March, two weeks before the planned April 8 concert that was part of Dooley’s Week, an annual celebration that features high-profile musicians and comedians.
Emory was able to book rapper Ty Dolla Sign for an April 7 concert, paying “at least” $85,000 for the performance, according to documents reviewed by the Wheel.