Authorities say Mexican singer and five-time Grammy winner Luis Miguel turned himself in on Tuesday in Los Angeles on Tuesday in a case involving a legal dispute in which he has been ordered to pay more than $1 million to his former manager.
Deputy US Marshal Matthew Cordova says the singer, whose full name is Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Los Angeles who has held him in contempt for failing to appear at court hearings.
Miguel was ordered to pay his former manager, William Brockhaus, more than $1 million in July 2016 by a federal judge in New York. Brockhaus’ attorneys sought to enforce the judgment in Los Angeles, where Miguel owns a home. At the beginning of 2017, a judge ordered the singer to turn over a 2013 Rolls Royce to help satisfy the judgment.
Brockhaus sued Miguel in Texas in 2014, claiming the singer failed to pay him based on a 2012 management contract they signed.
Court records state the singer refused to accept court summons and did not appear for court hearings.