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Dane Cook's Half-Brother Guilty of Stealing Millions, Sentenced to Five Years In Prison

Dane Cook arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Dan's Cook Half-Brother Guilty of Stealing Millions, Sentenced to Five Years In Prison
Dane Cook (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

WOBURN, Mass. (CBS/AP) The half-brother of comedian Dane Cook was sentenced to five to six years in prison by a Massachusetts judge Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to stealing millions from the boisterous entertainer.

Darryl McCauley, who worked as Cook's business manager, pleaded guilty to 27 counts of larceny over $250, embezzlement, three counts of forgery, and other charges, according to CNN.

McCauley was arrested in December 2008 after he was accused of writing checks to himself from Cook's company, Great Dane Enterprises, and then transferring the funds to personal bank accounts.

A judge also ordered the 45-year-old former corrections officer to make restitution to Cook and gave him an additional 10 years of probation once he is released, reports CNN.

McCauley and Cook, 38, both had the same mother, Donna Cook, who died in 2006, according to CNN.