United States.- This Friday morning, FBI agents searched the DEL Records facility in Bell Gardens, California; Property of José Angel del Villar, ex-boyfriend of Chiquis Rivera.
Billboard confirmed that FBI officials executed a federal search warrant, which is done when there is an ongoing investigation based on allegations of criminal activity.
The FBI executed multiple search warrants today, one of the locations was DEL Records, “said FBI media coordinator Laura Eimiller.
Are they going against Gerardo Ortiz?
Agents surrounded DEL Records.
After the search, the company of José Ángel del Villarex-boyfriend of Chiquis Rivera, issued a statement in which they reported that the search was due to an investigation related to Gerardo Ortiz, who collaborated with them in the past.
“We can confirm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived at Del Records’ offices today and took a series of materials that we understand relate to the FBI investigation of our former artist Gerardo Ortiz. As far as we know, Del Records is not an issue, but simply a source of information for the FBI investigation into Mr. Ortiz. We have fully cooperated with the FBI and will continue to do so, “they reported.
However, hours later the singer’s team made its position known and noted that the label is under investigation because Gerardo Ortiz has a lawsuit against the companies that Jenni Rivera identified as his enemy, for fraud.
Del Villar was accused of fraud and debt to the singer for several tens of millions of dollars.
“Today we learn that the offices of Del Records and Del Entertainment Inc. were registered by the FBI, as well as the home of its owner, Jose Angel Del Villar, according to a Gerardo Ortiz currently has a lawsuit pending before the Superior Court of Los Angeles and the California Labor Commissioner against Del companies for alleged fraudulent conduct, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and violation of the Talent Agencies Act for defrauding Ortiz of many tens of millions of dollars. we know, the FBI search of the Del Records office and Mr. Del Villar’s house does not involve Mr. Ortiz. “
For its part, the criminal investigation agency indicated that they cannot comment on the case by order of a federal judge.
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