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Concert Promoter Indicted for Fraud

Entertainment promoter Carl A. Glorioso — who allegedly had among his bookings the boy band Backstreet Boys and singer Amy Grant — yesterday was indicted on wire and mail fraud charges by a federal grand jury in Baltimore.Glorioso, 30, of New Market, is the self-employed CEO of Charm City Productions Inc., the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Prosecutors said the mail and wire fraud counts against him arose from “representations he made as a concert promoter.”The grand jury has charged Glorioso with taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars from several would-be investors in such events, and did not actually have anything to do with promoting the concerts, instead using the money from new investors to make payments to satisfy earlier investors,” the statement said.The case came to the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Stephen M. Schenning. He added that due to the nature of the charges, the state’s attorney felt that federal prosecutors were better equipped with the resources “to address this guy’s conduct.”Glorioso could face a maximum of five years’ imprisonment and $250,000 in fines on each of the six counts charged, if convicted -— as well as restitution to his alleged victims.Glorioso could not be reached for comment.