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McAllen Paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 Concert

McAllen provided Iglesias with a chartered flight, purchased 24 hotel rooms for two nights, and offered him a variety of sushi and sashimi

Enrique Iglesias Performs at Mediolanum Forum on Nov. 2, 2019 in Milan, Italy.
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A city in South Texas has revealed that it used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform a holiday concert in 2015.

McAllen city officials have been citing exceptions in the Texas Public Information Act to conceal the terms of the contract. That changed this week when a broad transparency measure went into effect.

The contract shows that McAllen provided Iglesias with a chartered flight from Guadalajara, Mexico, purchased 24 hotel rooms for two nights, and offered him a variety of sushi and sashimi.

The new law makes many details of a contract between a private entity or person and government agency public.

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