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Chris Brown stuck in Philippines over fraud allegations

2015-07-22 15:04

Manila - Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown was blocked from leaving the Philippines on Wednesday due to fraud allegations against him related to a cancelled concert on New Year's Eve.

Brown was supposed to leave on a private jet after performing at a packed concert on Tuesday night.

But he and his promoter were prevented from leaving after the Bureau of Immigration required that they get a clearance because of the complaint filed with the Department of Justice for the cancelled concert.

"If the concerned agency raises no objection to the departure, then we will allow the subject to leave," Elaine Tan, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Immigration, said in a statement.

Sources said Brown's promoters were already working on the clearance so he can travel to Hong Kong where he was supposed to have a concert on Wednesday night.

He also has scheduled performances in Macau, Beirut, Cyprus and the Netherlands.

Brown claimed he lost his passport one day before the New Year's Eve concert that was sponsored by a religious group, making him miss his flight from Los Angeles to Manila.

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