Indian businessman accused of Super Bowl ticket scam

From News Dispatches
Ketan Shah, 48, a prominent Atlanta-area businessman has been accused of exploiting Super Bowl fans out of tens of thousands of dollars as part of a ticket scam.
Authorities arrested Ketan Shah of Lawrenceville at a California casino on February 6. Shah is currently charged with one count of theft by conversion, but more charges are expected to be added soon, police said.
At least six people have told Gwinnett County police that Shah offered to sell them Super Bowl tickets. He took more than $750,000 in payments from people, including Shah’s mother, who never received the tickets Shah claimed to be selling, according to Channel 2 Action News report.
One victim paid Shah $500,000 to host a Super Bowl party “at an arena,” according to police. Another victim, John Michael Brunetti, told Channel 2 he paid $50,000 for a pair of tickets on the 50-yard line of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Gwinnett Police determined that Shah traveled to Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Las Vegas and California before he was spotted by a casino worker in Riverside County, California. The worker told police he recognized Shah from the extensive news coverage of the Super Bowl ticket scam. Shah was arrested at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula, according to police.
Shah was being held in California until he can be brought back to Georgia. It wasn’t clear whether he had a lawyer.

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