A concert promoter has confessed to conning Toni Braxton fans by attempting to pass off an impersonator as the real thing.
Entertainer Trina Johnson-Finn is currently in jail awaiting trial for fraud after she was booed off stage in Suriname in February (09) when the audience realised she was not the Un-Break My Heart hitmaker.
Johnson-Finn insists she was unaware fans were told she was the real Toni Braxton - and now concert promoter Angel Ventura has admitted the scam was his idea.
Defence lawyer Lamure Latour says, "He confessed in front of the investigating judge to the charges and said that he was aware of what he was doing."
But Johnson-Finn, who is based in Las Vegas, will still face a trial as officials insist she was also in on the con.
Prosecutor Duncan Nanhoe says, "Yes, Ventura confessed. But I don't think that his admission of guilt dismisses Johnson as a suspect."
Almost 3,000 people paid $53 (£35) each to see Braxton at the show on 28 February (09) - but it was aborted just two songs in when the audience realised the star was not on stage.
Johnson-Finn is due to face trial later this month (May09).