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L.A. city attorney targets alleged talent scam
L.A. city attorney targets alleged talent scam

A four-count criminal complaint has been filed by the Los Angeles city attorney's office against talent manager Debra Baum, alleging that she violated the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act by charging clients more than $100,000 in up-front fees. California’s Krekorian Act, which went into effect in 2010, prohibits managers, agents and other people who represent actors to charge them any fees other than commissions. According to a press release issued by City Atty. Mike Feuer, Baum allegedly solicited a 19-year-old singer in a hair salon, signing her to a $10,000-per-month management contract in 2012. By the time the deal was severed about seven months later, the...

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