SAN LUIS, AZ - Authorities have launched an investigation after a small Arizona city says it was ripped off by scammers posing as concert bookers for the Mexican rock band Mana.
San Luis officials say the city was swindled out of $50,000 in 2012 when it wired money to what they thought was a concert booking agency in Mexico.
The money was to pay for the Grammy-award winning Mana to play at the city's Barrier 2 Bridge conference. But Mana never showed up for the conference.
The supposed booking agency failed to respond to repeated phone calls and emails from the city seeking a refund.
San Luis City Councilors recently voted to formally write off the money as lost funds.