These artists were victims of the millionaire scam
A few days after the end of the year, we are reminded of the unfortunate event that artists like Daddy Yankee, Anuel A. .
It turns out that the US Federal Tax Office (ISR) has arrested two men who raised $23 million after using celebrity royalty on YouTube.
Webster Batista and Jose “Chinell” Medina, who sold themselves as music producers, set off alarm bells after they began owning extravagant jewelry, as well as Lamborghinis.
According to the information published by (ISR), the celebrities who were robbed were not aware of the cash transfer.
The method of fraud was through fakery, whereby they copied documents to seize the artists’ intellectual property.
Also among those affected are the names of Los Chicos de Barrio and Samurai.
In order to go unnoticed, the scammers claimed some parts of the songs that did not have the appropriate permissions, that is, in the melodies attributed to different composers.
Batista and Chenille claimed 100% of the royalties for said portions of any song.
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