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Michael Jackson's Former Manager Sued Over Concert Fee


May 28 2018, Updated 10:19 a.m. ET

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Concert promoter Citadel Limited Tuesday has sued Michael Jackson's former manager Frank DiLeo, has learned, on accusations the King of Pop's manager kept $300,000 the company paid as a fee for performances the late entertainer was slated to make in Trinidad and Tobago months after his June 2009 death.

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DiLeo and a number of associates are named in the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles on August 24. Citadel Limited claims that DiLeo or his associates, personally accepted the fees, which Citadel Limited paid via wire from April 2009 through June 2009.

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Sadly, Michael Jackson died weeks later on June 25, 2009 after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in Los Angeles.

According to Citadel Limited, the contract stated: "If there is a cancellation due to any circumstances that are beyond the control of the Artist, Company, or Purchaser, a make-up date will be discussed for the canceled events or full refund will be issued if acceptable date is not agreed upon."

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Citadel Limited said that DiLeo has "refused, and continue to refuse" to repay the $300,000.

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