The manager of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota
was fired from his position after he advanced $90,000 to a promoter for a Missy
Elliot concert that never happened.
Fargo officials said that Paul Johnson, who managed
the Fargodome for over nine years, felt pressure to book big name acts at the
dome and used $90,000 of taxpayers money to secure Elliot.
The show was canceled due to poor ticket sales
and Fargodome Authority members said the deal violated their rules, because
their was no written contract to obtain a refund if the concert was canceled.
Fargodome’s parent company, Philadelphia based
Global Spectrum, said that they would repay the city $75,000 and $15,000 in
advertisements for the concert.
The promoter of the event, Henry Mitchell, has
not been found.