'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The frontman of a Los Angeles rock band has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $6 million dollars in loans to support his career and a lavish lifestyle.
Robert Mawhinney gave the appearance that his fledgling band, Lights Over Paris, was successful. He enlisted rapper The Game for one of his videos, traveled around the world and had a customized tour bus emblazoned with the group's name on its side.
But federal prosecutors said Mawhinney's fortunes were built on fraud because he bilked more than $6 million in loans from banks by providing them fake documents that claimed he was a millionaire.