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Monday, December 17, 2007

Parton's pay more than sold in tickets

ROANOKE RAPIDS (AP) - Randy Parton took $350,000 as an artist fee while performing at the theater bearing his name, although the theater sold only $325,706 in tickets, according to financial records.

Parton’s attorney, Nick Ellis of Rocky Mount, said Saturday, “everybody hoped that ticket sales alone would be sufficient to cover” Parton’s fee. Ticket sales fell short, but Ellis said that Parton “got paid what the city agreed to pay him.”

The records were released by Roanoke Rapids officials.

4 Comments:

Anonymous R.W.M. said...

I've followed this story from the beginnning in the Carolina Journal. They were right on. There are two crooks in this story: Randy Parton and the state of North Carolina. Yet if our state leaders and the local leaders who pushed and approved this con artistry are this easily taken, I guess they deserve it.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:48:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

Yet if our state leaders and the local leaders who pushed and approved this con artistry are this easily taken, I guess they deserve it.

They do, except guess who gets to pay for their stupidity? Then again, if we're stupid enough to keep electing these cretins, I guess we deserve what we get, too.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Nature Boy said...

If I'm not mistaken, state treasurer and Democrat candidate for governor Richard Moore has his fingerprints all over this deal.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, Moore is far up the horse's a** on this one. Shame on him!

Monday, December 17, 2007 3:13:00 PM  

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