This appears to be a case of “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” It’s hard to believe that the officials of this small city were swindled to the extent that they made two separate deposits of $650,000 to Sussmeier. The first installment came in July 2009 just a month after Jackson’s death. The second payment came in March of 2010 even though red flags were already reportedly raised.
Cornwall ON – It has been nearly two years since the death of the King of Pop; however that has not stopped people from trying to make money off him. The City of Summerside, P.E.I., is suing Katrina Berg Sussmeier and her promotion company, Starlink Productions for fraud.
The city claims that Sussmeier sold them on a tribute world tour that would have featured such acts as, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Usher. The extra incentive in this deal was that the small port city of Summerside, P.E.I whose population is a mere 14,500 was going to kick off this international tour July 24.
Yesterday in a San Jose, California courthouse papers were filed on behalf of Summerside. They are suing for the 1.3 million dollars of the tax payer’s money they gave to Sussmeier, plus damages. Unfortunately I am not sure how much money they will receive for damages as it appears to me that any damaged caused here might have been self inflicted.