Mexican singer Luis Miguel arrested in Los Angeles – Daily News


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Superstar singer Luis Miguel has been released from prison after being arrested in Los Angeles on Tuesday for failing to appear in court for breach of contract involving his former manager, according to the US Marshal’s Office.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued the arrest warrant on April 17 after Miguel failed to appear in federal court in Los Angeles for the third time, according to court documents. He was taken into custody after going to the downtown courthouse ahead of a court date.

A call to Miguel’s lawyer was not immediately referred. But the US Marshal’s office confirmed the arrest and release.

“Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri went for his court appearance today and has since been released on bail,” according to a statement from Lynzey Donahue, of the public affairs office at the US Marshal’s headquarters.

Talent manager William Brockhaus – who represented Miguel from 2013 to 2015 – is trying to raise more than $ 1 million, which he claims is owed to him by the singer, according to court documents.

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Phillips ordered the 47-year-old singer to pay off the debt, but after Miguel failed to do so, the judge ordered the singer’s Rolls Royce to be seized, court records show.

Brockhaus sued the singer in Texas in February 2015, alleging the two had a verbal agreement that the manager would receive 10 percent of Miguel’s earnings over the years they worked together.

After the case was moved to New York, a judge last year ordered Miguel to start paying the ex-manager.

Miguel was born in Puerto Rico but launched his musical career in Mexico in the 1980s, eventually becoming one of Latin music’s biggest stars. In the United States, he was the first Latino artist to have two Spanish-language albums, “Romance” and “Segundo Romance”, which sold over a million copies each. This latest version earned him one of five Grammy Awards. Miguel has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

City News Service contributed to this story.

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