Darryl McCauley, the 45-year-old half-brother of comedian Dane Cook, received a five-to-six year prison sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to embezzling millions of dollars while serving as Cook's business manager.
McCauley not only sold merchandise for Cook, but also at one time managed his email and online presence as the comedian rocketed to fame in the 2000s. It's uncertain exactly how much money McCauley had stolen over the years, although forging a personal check for $3 million from Cook to himself certainly threw up a giant red flag.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley put out a statement yesterday, saying: ‚ÄúFor several years, Mr. McCauley abused his position as a family member to gain Mr. Cook‚Äôs trust, and stole millions of dollars for his own personal gain. We hope that today‚Äôs sentence will act as a deterrent, and our office will continue to investigate and prosecute these cases.‚Äô‚Äô
McCauley's wife, Erika, also faces multiple charges. Her trial has not yet begun.
(via Boston Globe)