Court orders Dane Cook’s half-brother, sister-in-law to pay him back $12 million they’d stolen from him

In legal news, a Massachusetts judge ordered Dane Cook's sister-in-law today to pay Cook $10.9 million in restitution.

Erika McCauley and her husband, Darryl — Cook's half-brother, are jointly responsible for paying him back, with Darryl on the hook for another $1.1 million to reach the $12 million total. The McCauleys had embezzled millions from the comedian while Darryl was serving as Cook's business manager. For that, he is serving a prison term of five to six years, while Erika is serving up to three years behind bars. According to the AP, she has asked the judge to at least keep two gold wedding rings.

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