Update: The promoter of Beer Fest here in Houston sent the Factor an email this week saying he would make good on his promise.
Timothy Hudson said the law enforcement officers from various Houston agencies would be paid Thursday July 17th.
I placed a call to some of those officers today and they tell me Hudson now says they will be paid Friday.
The cops say Hudson owes at least 17 officers $16,000 for providing security during the Beer Fest back in June.
A Houston promoter is asking for more time to clear thousands of dollars in outstanding debt around the city.
It was Tuesday when we first reporter at least 17 law enforcement officers around the city say they have been stiffed by the producer of the Beer Festival in Houston.
The event was held back in June with an estimated attendance from the City of Houston of 10,000 to 12,000 people.
In the meantime, some of the officers say the checks they’ve received from organizers of the festival have bounced.
One officer, who didn’t want to be identified, said the promoter Timothy Hudson owes them more than $16,000 for providing security for the event.
Susan Christian with the City of Houston also says Hudson owes the municipality an estimated $25,000 in fees he has yet to pay.
Musical acts and other workers also claim they have not been made whole by the festival organizer.
An officer provided Fox 26 with a text message from festival officials saying because nationally known rapper Rick Ross canceled his appearance their ticket sales suffered.
However, Hudson sent a statement to KRIV saying he has made arrangements to pay the officers this Thursday.
Full Statement from Hudson:
Due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to pay all the officers at once. However, We’ve worked out payment arrangements with Sgt. Flannel. All remaining officers will be paid this Thursday.
Timothy M. Hudson