- Title: Singer Luis Miguel will cooperate with court after arrest in L.A. - lawyer
- Date: 3rd May 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 2, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF FEDERAL BUILDING SIGN FOR BUILDING KRIS DEMIRJIAN, ATTORNEY FOR LUIS MIGUEL, EXITING BUILDING CAMERAMEN JOE MADERA, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT OF LUIS MIGUEL, SURROUNDED BY MEDIA LEAVING COURT (SOUNDBITE) (English) KRIS DEMIRJIAN, ATTORNEY FOR LUIS MIGUEL, SAYING: "Well we are not going to wait for anything, plaintiffs are going to ask some questions and we will be there to answer them." (REPORTER ASKS: What made him (Luis Miguel) show up to the court today?) DEMIRJIAN ANSWERS "He wanted to cooperate, so he showed up." (REPORTER ASKS - Is Joe Madera dismissed from this?) DEMIRJIAN ANSWERS: "Correct, Joe Madera is done, he answered all of their questions, they are done with him and now they'll start asking Mr. Miguel the questions and we will take it from there. Thank you." DEMIRJIAN WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 17th May 2017 02:24
- Keywords: lawyer Mexican pop star arrested court Luis Miguel
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0016FA9AO7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: VIDEO SHOWS: COURT; LUIS MIGUEL ASSISTANT LEAVING COURT; LUIS MIGUEL LAWYER COMMENTING
Mexican singer Luis Miguel surrendered to U.S. marshals and was released on bond on Tuesday (May 2) after an arrest warrant was issued for him in April in a case where he is suspected of failing to pay more than $1 million to his former manager.
The Grammy Award-winning singer, whose full name is Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, appeared at federal court after three arrest warrants had been issued for failure to appear at court hearings in the case, the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles said.
Reporters and media crews lined the streets outside the entrance to the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in hopes of catching the Mexican singer or his lawyers exiting the building.
After a full day in court, Kris Demirjian, Miguel's attorney and Joe Madera, the singer's personal assistant, exited the federal building into a throng of reporters.
Demirjian said Miguel has been released on bond and that he was ready to cooperate with the court. Madera did not comment but the lawyer said his questioning was over.
"Joe Madera is done, he answered all of their questions," Demirjian said, adding, "Now they'll start asking Mr. Miguel the questions and we will take it from there."
The singer was ordered by a U.S. judge in New York to pay the money to the former manager, William Brockhaus, and the case was later transferred to federal court in California.
Miguel, known as "El Sol de Mexico" or Mexico's Sun, rose to fame with hits such as "La Incondicional" (The Unconditional) and a Spanish cover of 1978 hit "Blame it on the Boogie," gathering legions of fans.
Winner of nine Grammys, his concerts have sold out across Latin America and Europe.
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