Fraudster opens sanctuary for musicians

The criminal history of Barrett Wissman, co-owner of IMG Artists, is well-known to Slipped Disc readers.

Wissman pleaded guilty in 2009 to defrauding a pension fund of the state of New York. He stayed out of jail by paying a $12 million fine and blowing the whistle on his associates. He got to keep the ranch in Montana

Now, he is trying to whitewash his past by turning the ranch into a summer refuge for artists and musicians, according to a release from his PRs.

Turns out you can fool all of the people all of the time.

Read the sanctuary news here.


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  • I was just wondering recently whatever happened to his Tuscan Sun Festival, in Cortona, Italy. The promotional language for this Montana fest looks quite similar.

  • It’s very description is full of political/social agena, hardly neutral at all. But I love the idea of a sanctuary, heaven knows I need one.

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