2 men are charged in Lady Gaga ticket scam

  • Fri May 7th, 2010 10:15pm
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Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men face charges of scamming fans of Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert by selling tickets for a bogus concert in West Virginia.

Arrest warrants issued Thursday charge 45-year-old Sherman Luke Loy and 45-year-old Dean R. DeSana with one count each of obtaining money by false pretenses.

Loy’s lawyer said the tickets started at $100.

According to a criminal complaint, the men claimed the concert would be held April 24 at a park near Harpers Ferry. The concert never happened.

Court records show 11 people filed police reports saying they paid for tickets but never received them.

Police said ticket sales totaled more than $17,800.

Loy and DeSana have denied the charges.