Scammed Fil-Am still awaiting judgment money awarded by Chicago court

CHICAGO—Filipina American plaintiff Amy Cheboub-Duplechin is still waiting to collect money from defendant Angela C. Arevalo-Eads, who was found guilty of breach of contract by a Cook County court in a case involving the production of a Regine Velazquez concert two years ago.

Cheboub-Duplechin said she was duped of her investment when she co-produced a concert with Arevalo-Eads, owner of Diamonds Production, LLC.


Amy Cheboub-Duplechin, plaintiff

Angela Arevalo Eads, defendant.

“I want to warn people so they do not make the same mistake I did,” said Chicago resident Cheboub-Duplechin.

“Arevalo-Eads told me she had produced many concerts before in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey and the Philippines,” Cheboub-Duplechin said.


Cheboub-Duplechin said she signed a co-producing contract in January 2016 with Arevalo-Eads for the Regine Velazquez “Timeless” Concert held on May 13, 2016. They planned to split their profits 50/50.

In January 2016, Cheboub-Duplechin agreed to open a joint account at Chase Bank. Each one was supposed to deposit $40,000. Cheboub-Duplechin deposited her amount, but Arevalo-Eads did not deposit any money.

Duplechin said that in late January 2016 she noticed her $40,000 deposit was withdrawn from the account, leaving a zero balance.

“I called her to inquire about what happened and she said she would take care of it,” she said. When I called her again to ask to talk with her husband, she got angry with me.”

Cheboub-Duplechin filed a lawsuit against Arevalo-Eads in the Cook County Circuit Court, Illinois, Case No 16 L 10252. Cheboub-Duplechin was represented by Attorney Travis Life of Leavers Strand & Glover Law.

Arevalo-Eads failed to show up in court and received a judgment from Judge John C. Griffin to pay Cheboub-Duplechin a total of $80,758.35 ($71,000 in damages, $9,117.50 in attorney’s fees and $640.85 in court costs).

Arevalo-Eads was found guilty of two counts of Breach of Contract and one count of Deceptive Trade Practices. She failed to pay Cheboub-Duplechin, who is still waiting for her money from her judgment a year later.


In 2017, Cheboub-Duplechin’s attorney filed an order for Arevalo-Eads to turn over all documents related to her assets and income, both in the US and the Philippines.
Cheboub-Duplechin added, “My attorney took a sworn deposition from Angela, who is claiming she has only $10 in assets and has an annual income of $1,000. Even though I won the lawsuit, I may never get a penny from Angela. I just want to warn everyone about her ways,” said Cheboub-Duplechin.

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TAGS: “Timeless” Concert, Amy Cheboub-Duplechin v. Angela C. Arevalo-Eads, breach of contract, concert production, Cook County Circuit Court Illinois Case No 16 L 10252, fraud, Regine Velazquez, scam
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