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Singer Chanté Moore finds herself embroiled in a real messy situation.

The R&B Divas: LA star is accused of knowingly accepting money that was fraudulently obtained by a criminal enterprise and using it to produce her latest album and artificially inflate her sales, according to The Blast.

The report goes on to say that Moore is wrapped up in a complicated fraud and racketeering case that essentially led to two men claiming they were defrauded out of $3.6 million.

The men who got fleeced claim their money was used to open a hair bar in Georgia, buy a house, and support Moore’s career.

In their lawsuit, the two men claim the defendants used some of their money to buy Moore plane tickets for her musical tour, lavish her with gifts, fund the production of and marketing campaign for her seventh album, The Rise of the Phoenix and even to “pay off her significant personal debt.”

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The plaintiffs claim Moore knew the money was obtained illegally and the investments made into her career “were designed in whole or in part to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, and the control of the proceeds” of the alleged illegal activity.

It gets even messier because the men also say the money was used to “artificially enhance” Moore’s album sales through iTunes purchases. Since they believe their money was used to “directly used to finance the launching of Moore’s latest resurgence effort with her new album, including all advertising and marketing efforts put forth therewith,” they believe they are entitled to any profits from the record.

You may be wondering what  Moore has to say about the situation. She is denying the allegations and wants the case thrown out.

So far a judge has yet to rule.

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8 thoughts on “Chante Moore Accused Of Financing Album With Dirty Money

  1. Nothing surprises me anymore…..I’m sure the Sicilian mob financed many up-and-coming Italian crooners back in the day….And Las Vegas was built by The Mob, using Teamsters Central States pension money. We are still wondering where Jimmy Hoffa wound up….. Interesting article in Bloomberg about Russian money-laundering. These are very dangerous people. Why did US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson order Paul Manafort, who has been a “well-dressed man about town” and a long-time political operative and “bagman” as far back as President George H. W. Bush in the 80s, to remain silent? To avoid compromising an ongoing investigation?….Or to keep some of our foreign policy skeletons in the closet? Paul Manafort better be careful about “talking too much” and learn to obey the Mafia tradition of “Omerta” (“Silence”). Look what happened to our former very close allies and “partners in crime,” the late Saddam Hussein and the late Manuel Noriega, who knew a lot of “dirty secrets” about high officials and wealthy ruling-class families in the USA… least President George H. W. Bush let Noriega live after we kidnapped him, though he was kept very quiet in prison in France for a long time……far away from US news media. Noriega did follow the rule of “Omerta.” Sometimes I see little, if any difference between organized crime (whether Sicilian, Russian, Jewish, British, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Colombian, US, etc) and the government. A conversation in “The Godfather” between Michael Corleone and fiancee Kay makes the point: Kay: “Senators and Presidents don’t have people killed.” Michael: “Now who’s being naive, Kay?”

  2. I meant The top picture looks like her and I believe that it is. And speaking of dirty money sounds like she was on the receiving end if this money. So who’s to say what money is dirty or clean after it’s been passed through so many hands in the nation or world you never know all you can do is speak the truth then give it to God.

  3. Maybe because she’s older? When people get older their whole bodies change (Faces too) in one way or another.The too picture looks like it’s her, she’s just older and probably gain some weight in her face like people do. Jesus! Geesh!!!

  4. Wow. I hope this isn’t true. I ike her music. I would hope she didn’t stoop that low and break the law to get an album produced. It seem like she could have gotten a reparable production company to produce her music. It would be a sad state of affairs if she is caught up in this illegal mess.

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