November 17, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Recidivist Fraudster Jailed For Broadway Ticket Resale Scam

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOSEPH MELI was sentenced today to 37 months in prison in connection with MELI’s participation in a fraudulent Broadway ticket investment scheme wherein MELI purported to use investor funds to purchase tickets to Broadway shows for resale on the secondary market, but instead misappropriated those funds for his personal use.  MELI previously pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who imposed today’s sentence. 

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said:  “Joseph Meli, a recidivist fraudster, spun the web of lies that buttressed this scheme while on pretrial release in a prior theatre ticket investment fraud case in this District.  With today’s sentencing, the curtain has come down on Joseph Meli’s act.”   

According to the Complaint, the Indictment, and other court documents, as well as statements made in public…

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