Buenos Aires – An Argentine businessman is seeking to press criminal charges for fraud against Puerto Rican singer Chayanne, who kicks off Tuesday a series of concerts in Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires.
The complaint presented by Eduardo Bruni before prosecutor Jorge Luis Ballestero involves the singer and his former agent, Juan Manuel Lopez, judicial spokespeople told Argentina's official Telam news agency.
The complainant said he had been cheated of a percentage he was supposed to receive for the sale of tickets to a Chayanne concert last year in Tandil, 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires.
Bruni said he obtained $130,000 from that concert when he should have received almost twice that amount.
"Sadly we're always going to run into these people we don't even know but who feel they have the right to use the name of an artist to get attention. Chayanne doesn't own anything to anybody," Patty Vega, the singer's current agent, told the media.
Chayanne will perform through Friday at Luna Park Stadium, where he will revisit his all-time hits and present his album "No Hay Imposibles" (Nothing Is Impossible).