The Grammy Award-winning singer, whose full name is Luis
Miguel Gallego Basteri, appeared at federal court in Los Angeles
The arrest warrant had been issued for failure to appear at
court hearings in the case, the U.S. Marshals Service in Los
There was no lawyer listed for Miguel in federal court filings.
The singer was ordered by a U.S. judge in New York to pay the
money to the former manager, William Brockhaus, and the case was
later transferred to federal court in California.
Miguel, known as “El Sol de Mexico” or Mexico’s Sun, rose to
fame with hits such as "La Incondicional" (The Unconditional)
and a Spanish cover of 1978 hit "Blame it on the Boogie,"
gathering legions of fans.
Winner of nine Grammys, his concerts have sold out across Latin
America and Europe.
He has sung ranchero to Christmas carols, but boleros are where
he excelled, though critics often found him repetitive and
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas and Dave Graham in
Mexico City; Editing by Peter Cooney and James Dalgleish)
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