Nissen denied request to broker Las Vegas fight ticket deals

Amelia Camurati
Jason Nissen poses for a photo with actress and model Brooklyn Decker at the Super Bowl in 2012. (Photo from the National Event Company Twitter)

Roslyn resident Jason Nissen was denied permission by a federal judge on Tuesday to visit Las Vegas and broker tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26.

Nissen is restricted to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania under a $250,000 bond signed by his parents, Newsday reported.

During his request, Nissen promised not to deal with any money directly and said he needed to broker the deals to support his family.

Nissen pleaded not guilty Aug. 2 to one charge of wire fraud in connection with an alleged $70 million ticket sales Ponzi scheme.

Prosecutors allege that from 2015 to May 2017, while Nissen was the CEO of a Manhattan-based ticket broker, National Event Co., he defrauded lenders of millions of dollars.

The firm bought and sold many tickets, but millions of dollars allegedly were used to pay back investors and also were funneled to Nissen’s personal account.

In the Ponzi scheme, Nissen allegedly took money to buy and resell tickets to big sporting events such as the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Weekend as well as the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” only to enrich himself and pay back others.

Nissen’s next court date is set for Oct. 26.

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