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Emory student newspaper: University lost $37,500 in concert booking scheme

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Emory student newspaper: University lost $37,500 in concert booking scheme

Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Emory University thought it was booking hip-hop group Migos for a student concert when it paid a $37,500 deposit to a booking agency.

But the company, Global Talent Agency, was allegedly a scam, the student newspaper Emory Wheel reported. The university initially declined to disclose the deposit amount, citing the potential criminal investigation.

But the Emory Wheel dogged the school, making more than 12 separate requests for information about what the university had paid the company. The Student Government Association Constitution says that any SGA records are considered public.

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