Alleged Talent Scammers accused of bilking thousands from aspiring actors

Posted on January 16, 2011 • Filed under: California, Employment Scam

The proprietors of two Los Angeles talent-service companies are the first alleged offenders to be charged under a 2009 California law designed to protect performers from representation scams. Ricardo Macias, owner of, and David Askaryar, owner of Hollywood Stars Management and VIP Talent Web, are accused of bilking aspiring actors out of thousands of dollars and violating the 2009 Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced today. Hollywood Stars Management Read Article

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