Back in July 2011 we wrote about Bucky Covington being accused of ripping off his concert promoter after a gig in Florida for $1,500. We’re happy to report now, that according to CMT News, all theft charges have been dropped against the American Idol finalist.
Background: The promoter of Bucky’s concert, William Fuller, filed a complaint with the Volusia County sheriff’s department after contracting Covington to perform at the Iron Horse Saloon near Ormand Beach, Fla. During the event, Fuller was rushed to the hospital and left his employees in charge of the cash being collected at the concert.
One of Fuller’s employees claimed Covington was involved in taking money collected at the venue’s front gate.
The sheriff’s department referred the case to the Florida State Attorney General’s office to investigate the grand theft allegation. The Attorney General’s office has now ruled “there was insufficient evidence to prove the charges against Mr. Covington beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.”
Back when the allegations of theft first broke, Buck wrote to his fans on facebook:
Hey Guys and Gals,
I’m sure most of you have seen the news on TMZ. This story is absolutely false in every way. I would never steal anything from anyone. I did not get paid, but went on to play my full show and had a great time performing for fans! I thank all of you for your continued support!
We knew it wasn’t true Bucky!
See the original story here.
- Bucky Covington accused of ripping off concert promoter for $1,500