Plea change scheduled in University of Hawaii Stevie Wonder concert blunder

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HONOLULU >> A man accused of scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened is scheduled to change his plea.

According to court records, Marc Hubbard is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty in 2013 to a wire fraud charge.

Authorities say the North Carolina concert promoter claimed he had connections to secure Wonder for a fundraiser for the university's athletic department. The school paid a $200,000 deposit, began selling tickets and then learned neither Wonder nor his representatives authorized a show.

The failed concert was dubbed the "Wonder Blunder."

Court records say Hubbard previously pleaded guilty in South Carolina and New York to wire fraud and conspiracy charges. He's also facing sentencing for similar charges in Pennsylvania.


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