Contour Management Charged with Running Advanced-Fee Firm

Despite lawmakers’ attempts to crack down on pay-for-representation scams, some management companies are continuing the practice.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office recently brought a seven-count complaint against Candace Vanessa Brewington for operating an advance-fee representation service. Three victims are named in the court documents—two actors in their 20s and a mother who brought her minor daughter into Brewington’s office.

Mark Lambert, a deputy city attorney for Los Angeles, said this case is “more egregious” than others because Brewington went by different aliases and changed the name of her company when complaints were made against her.

According to the city attorney’s office, victims were approached by “talent scouts” for Brewington in malls and metro stations in the Los Angeles area.

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