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Comedian Dane Cook to Receive $12 Million in Restitution from Half-Brother, Sister-in-Law

Dane Cook arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Chris Pizzello

Comedian Dane Cook to Receive $12 Million in Restitution from Brother-in-Law
Dane Cook (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
BOSTON (CBS/AP) Being a comedian, Dane Cook must try to find the humor in all situations; however, after having $12 million stolen from him by his half-brother and sister-in-law, Cook is not laughing.

Darryl and Erika McCauley of Wilmington were accused of embezzling the millions and investing in various endeavors in Maine while Darryl McCauley was working as Cook's business manager.

Darryl McCauley, Cook's half-brother and business manager, was sentenced in October to five to six years in prison after admitting to 27 counts of larceny plus three counts of forgery and embezzlement.

Erika McCauley was sentenced to two-and-a-half to three years in prison on charges including two counts of larceny.

The Massachusetts attorney general's office has ordered Cook's half brother and sister-in-law to pay him $12 million in restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him.

A spokesman for the A.G. told the Portsmouth Herald that the next step in repaying the millions is to tally the McCauley's assets, including the couple's recently purchased home in York Beach, Maine, as well as a hotel and restaurant that the couple invested in there, reports The Boston Herald.

  • Caroline Black

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