No charges filed in Kansas City's $15k Mayweather debacle

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.

It remains unclear how that money was spent.

Councilman Michael Brooks requested the money to pay POSSE from City Manager Troy Schulte.

Mayweather's adviser told 41 Action News the boxer had never been contacted or agreed to the appearance in Kansas City, which was scheduled for December 8, 2012.

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