No charges filed in Kansas City's $15k Mayweather debacle
41 Action News Staff
5:09 PM, May 23, 2013
6:42 PM, May 23, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City leaders gave $15,000 the organizer of a group that was supposed to bring Floyd Mayweather to town. The boxer never showed, and no refund was given. But after a criminal fraud investigation, prosecutors declined to file charges in the case.
"We've carefully reviewed the documents that the KCPD provided," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said in a statement Thursday. "At this time, the evidence does not appear to be sufficient to file criminal charges."
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City officials issued the check to Ossco Bolton, the executive director of Peers Organized to Support Student Excellence, a local anti-violence group. While records show the check was cashed the same day it was received on Oct. 26, the group refused the city's request for a refund after Mayweather never showed.