Veteran Hollywood talent manager Pat O’Brien has been convicted of violating state law by operating a “bait-and-switch scam” on aspiring actors and their parents, the L.A. Times reported. O’Brien, operator of Los Angeles-based companies Pat O’Brien Talent Management and Talent Marketing and Promotions, entered a no-contest plea to one count of operating an advance-fee talent representation service and one count of failing to file a $50,000 bond with the state labor commission, the city attorney’s office said Thursday. A judge sentenced O’Brien to three years’ probation and 90 days in jail, or 45 days of community labor, according to the city attorney’s office. O’Brien was also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution to three victims and to shut down Talent Marketing and Promotions. O’Brien’s management firm will continue to operate. Last week, Studio City-based talent manager Nicholas Roses, operator of Roses Entertainment, entered a no-contest plea to one count of operating an advance-fee talent representation service and one count of failing to file a $50,000 bond with the state labor commission. Roses was sentenced to 36 months’ probation and ordered to pay $10,700 in restitution to the three families.
Another Talent Manager Sentenced In Fee Scam
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