A 25-year-old man accused of selling tickets to a nonexistent concert by Icelandic singer Bjork pleaded guilty Monday in San Diego to grand theft. Aleso Conate is likely to receive probation and credi

A 25-year-old man accused of selling tickets to a nonexistent concert by Icelandic singer Bjork pleaded guilty Monday in San Diego to grand theft. Aleso Conate is likely to receive probation and credit for time served when he's sentenced July 22.

Conate will be turned over to authorities from San Luis Obispo where he was wanted on a warrant for violating probation and an elder abuse conviction, officials said.

During a preliminary hearing in April, police Detective James Borg testified that Conate had duped the manager of a small San Diego nightclub into believing that Bjork had agreed to perform there on Jan. 15. He allegedly sold at least $9,000 worth of bogus tickets at $40 each, before fleeing to Hawaii.

Conate was arrested in late January in Honolulu, after authorities learned he spent about $1,900 tipping female dancers in an adult club.

A spokesperson for Bjork said the singer never planned to perform in San Diego.

As previously reported, Bjork will begin a North American tour Aug. 8 in San Francisco. She plays Werchter, Belgium, tomorrow (June 26).


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