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Mexico Ranchero star sues shadowy concert promoter linked to money laundering case

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez gives a press conference in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Mexico. The Ranchero star is suing a concert organizer that is also being investigated in Spain for allegedly laundering drug money through concerts in Spain, Latin America and the United States. Fernandez managers said Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that they have taken legal action against the Total Conciertos company for failure to pay Fernandez for his "International Farewell Tour" in 2012. (AP Photo/Bruno Gonzalez, File)
December 19, 2013 - 11:42 AM

MEXICO CITY - One of Mexico's most famous singers is suing a concert organizer that is also being investigated in Spain for allegedly laundering drug money through concerts in Spain, Latin America and the United States.

The managers of ranchero signer Vicente Fernandez say they have taken legal action against the Total Conciertos company for failure to pay Fernandez for his "International Farewell Tour" in 2012.

Fernandez' Star Productions said in a statement Wednesday that Total Conciertos didn't pay him.

Spain's Guardia Civil confirmed Total Conciertos S.A.S. is being investigated for allegedly having used its concerts to launder drug money, but haven't suggested Fernandez knew about it.

Numbers listed in Colombia for the company were disconnected.

The 71-year-old Fernandez sang dozens of hits over a four-decade career, including "Volver Volver," and "El Rey."

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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