Lawsuit Claims Man Lost $50,000 in False Super Bowl Ticket Investment

Lawsuit Claims Man Lost $50,000 in False Super Bowl Ticket Investment Photo: AP/Eric Gay

July 02, 2018 04:33 PM

A Hennepin County resident identified as an investor in various entertainment enterprises is suing an Orlando-based woman and her company, alleging he invested $50,000 for tickets to Super Bowl LII last February at U.S. Bank Stadium but never received his share of their expected resale. 

He has yet to receive his money back.


Jado Hark filed the lawsuit in Hennepin County against Monica A. Urias, individually and doing business as Elite VP.

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The lawsuit alleges he agreed to invest $50,000 for the tickets, which were to be resold with Hark getting 55 percent of the profits and Urias 45 percent. A letter of agreement attached to the lawsuit shows the pair also agreed to split the profits 50-50 from sales of VIP packages to the game, which included airfare, hotel, transportation, game tickets and celebrity events.

However, the lawsuit alleges Urias and Elite VP knew "they did not have access to, or any agreement for, the purchase of any of the promised Super Bowl LII tickets."

Urias, however, denied that, saying Monday the person with whom she had an agreement to purchase the tickets did not come through.

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While the letter of agreement shows the investor would be paid seven days after the Super Bowl, the lawsuit alleges Urias and VIP have kept the money, despite having "neither performed under the Contract nor provided an accounting for the same."

Urias maintains she is currently awaiting final approval on a loan which she plans to use to pay Hark back. She also said she is no longer in the ticket business because of how the Super Bowl ticket situation turned out.

An attorney for Hark said the lawsuit speaks for itself, and there was nothing to add.


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