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Beware of these scam artists

by LosAngelesTruthBringer Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at 2:57 PM
losangelestruthbringer@yahoo.com

Corporate scam artists Ken Hollowell, Jim DeCicco & Marcus Barcroft are attempting to cheat musicians and sponsors of the Los Angeles Music community.

I am an outside observer who has been watching the unscrupulous activities of these scam artists for the past 8 months. At the beginning of this year 2007, they joined together to assist a local award show and it's 16 year Founder Al Bowman, by forming a corporation to produce the long running Los Angeles Music Awards Event. It was during this time when I met with CEO Mr. Hollowell & President Jim DeCicco in regards to a potential business transaction. It only took a short while to determine that the 2 of them were up to no good and that it would be a mistake to be involved in any business with them. Only a year before, a performance sponsorship was quoted at $5000...they were now asking for $25,000...to be on stage at the Kodak Theater. I checked with the Kodak to find that they were not even on the schedule and that the date of the supposed show was already booked by Steven Spielberg.

I contacted the founder Mr. Bowman about this. He said he informed Hollowell & DeCicco of the lack of availability at the Kodak but they only ridiculed him and threatened to kick him off the board. He said it was then that he realized his new partners were operating from a lack of integrity, and that he needed to find a way out and to get his show back from them. According to Bowman one of their board meetings turned ugly when DeCicco threatened to beat him with a baseball bat while Hollowell threatend to bring trumped up legal charges against him.

Since Hollowell & DeCicco have defaulted on their contractual obligaton, Bowman decided that in the best interest of the Los Angeles Music scene he need to take action. Last week the website was temporarily turned off by a third party owner of the domain. In response to this, Hollowell & DeCicco filed a lawsuit against Bowman. DeCicco further went on to attempt to defraud Network Solutions by claiming to be the owner of the domain in an effort to regain control. His attempt failed. Authorities have been notified and an investigation is currently under way.

With a little more than 3 months till the award show, litigation is in the works. The unfortunate part of this scenario is that those who stand to be most negatively affected are the musicians and sponsors. Through these proceedings, the best that can be hoped for is, that the corporation be dissolved and that the show be returned to it’s founder Al Bowman, so he may put the show on as he has done the past 16 years. It is sad to see that Hollowell, DeCicco & Barcroft are attempting to destroy Bowman’s 16 years of effort in producing the Los Angeles Music Awards.

It is this reporter’s opinion that Hollowell, DeCicco & Barcroft are not nice people. They have little or no experience in the music indusrty. Their unscrupulous activities and mismanagement of corporate business is appalling. If there is any justice in this world, all 3 of them deserve to be heavily fined and potentially incarcerated, but that is for the court to decide.

If you come across any of these 3 scam artists; Ken Hollowell, Jim DeCicco or Marcus Barcroft, please be warned. They are thugs, bullies and liars. DO NOT TRUST THEM!!!
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Appreciate the warning Alex Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at 4:18 PM
CEO Ken Hollowell of the Los Angeles Music Awards Ken Hollowell Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 at 12:19 PM
lots of press rookie! neelowitzenstein Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 at 9:53 AM
COO Los Angeles Music Awards Marcus Barcroft Thursday, Sep. 06, 2007 at 9:11 AM
person John Doe Friday, Sep. 07, 2007 at 9:25 AM
got spanked rookie? DR. Neelowitzenstein Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2007 at 7:23 AM
Bowman Removed As An Officer CEO/Chairman of the Board - Ken Hollowell Thursday, Sep. 13, 2007 at 4:44 AM
Show Bowman the books Hollowell Susanna Griffie Thursday, Sep. 13, 2007 at 8:14 AM
Learn how to spell "rookie" Net Teacher Thursday, Sep. 13, 2007 at 8:43 AM
THE MUSIC GRIFT Mr. Cat Thursday, Sep. 13, 2007 at 10:05 PM
you're a moron la rox Friday, Sep. 14, 2007 at 5:46 AM
THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG Onlooker Saturday, Sep. 15, 2007 at 7:22 AM
Good Looking Out ! ROOT DOCTOR ABE Saturday, Sep. 15, 2007 at 8:38 PM
RE: Good Looking Out! ROOT DOCTOR ABE Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 12:12 PM
Yea,well..... Lord Locksley Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 12:30 PM
Hollowell: A pathological liar Susanna Griffie Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 1:21 PM
WHO IS SUSANNA GRIFFIE? CEO/Chairman of the Board - Ken Hollowell Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 2:44 PM
WHO IS SUSANNA GRIFFIE? CEO/Chairman of the Board - Ken Hollowell Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 2:44 PM
FOOLS RUSH IN MOJOCAT Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2007 at 8:05 PM
Men of Power Mr.Cat Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2007 at 8:54 PM
ANSWER TO MR. BOWMAN'S LATEST POSTING ON www.lamusicawards.com CEO/Chairman of the Board - Ken Hollowell Thursday, Sep. 20, 2007 at 7:27 AM
I second that motion on Hollowell Fed Up Artist Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2007 at 11:12 AM
AL BOWMAN IS KING HOLLOWELL & DISUCCKO ARE QUEENS The Comprobale Mr. Cat Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2007 at 8:08 PM
Superior Court Judge Deals Bowman a Major Blow! Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Thursday, Oct. 04, 2007 at 4:05 AM
Hollowell investigated by CA Dept. of Corporations Susanna Griffie Saturday, Oct. 06, 2007 at 11:36 AM
Microsoft files suit against Hollowell Nelson Schneider Monday, Oct. 08, 2007 at 3:45 PM
HOLLOWELL NEVER SUED Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2007 at 1:31 PM
HOW DOES GRIFFIE OR BOWMAN KNOW ABOUT ANY INVESTIGATION? Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2007 at 2:04 PM
This Reminds Me Of A First Grade Child Who Does Not Get His Way. Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 at 6:30 AM
Hollowell & DeCicco post phony email address for Bowman Susanna Griffie Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at 8:23 AM
Funny Thing Is.... Nobody Important Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 at 4:38 PM
Ken Hollowell, CEO LA Entertianment Works, Inc. Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 4:47 PM
This Is All You Guys Have To Do Tom Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at 7:24 PM
ANDREW R SMITH ANDREW R SMITH Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at 3:21 AM
Jim D and Hen H. Roger Berman Saturday, Nov. 03, 2007 at 2:18 PM
My Apologies to Jim D and Ken Hallowell Roger Berman Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2007 at 4:05 AM
"Smokin" with the enemy Kerry Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2007 at 5:17 PM
LA Entertainment Works Wins Injunction Against Al Bowman Ken Hollowell, CEO & Chairman of the Board Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at 4:11 PM
MAY THE BEST PRODUCTION WIN The Ringmaster Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at 3:29 PM
wonder where THIS money's comin' from? FedUp Artist Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at 3:42 AM
2007 Awards show a Sham - My Experience Bob Tuesday, Dec. 04, 2007 at 8:49 AM
Went to both... My perspective... No One Important Sunday, Dec. 09, 2007 at 11:49 PM
Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards Stephen Jacobs Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at 1:31 AM
Are you serious? Bob Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at 7:11 AM
LA Music Awards experience Martha Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at 5:45 PM
The one scrap of actual press I've seen Web Crawler Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at 9:26 PM
Al owes you money? Jane Doe Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 2:17 PM
Ken Hollowell, Marcus Barcroft & Jim DeCicco resign from LA Music Awards. The Ringmaster Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 4:43 PM
Final Resolutions Al B Friday, Jul. 11, 2008 at 8:03 PM
Don't trust them Toby E Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at 2:56 AM
met Al Bowman anonymous award nominee from previous year Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 at 6:15 PM
done clear Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM
Al Bowman listen to my band! JoeC Sunday, Jul. 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Al Bowman listen to my band! JoeC Sunday, Jul. 15, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Pay-To-Play-&-Win ON STEROIDS! Another Victim! idVer:3efbe5e0776c0cb203fd04e Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at 8:32 AM

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