Dane Cook: Have Fun In Jail Brother!
Dane Cook bid ado to his half-brother Darryl McCauley who was sentenced to jail time today for the theft of millions of Cook’s hard earned money.
Dane Cook’s long ordeal involving his half-brother and the theft of millions of dollars came to an end today when Cook’s half-brother Darryl McCauley was sentenced to 5-6 years in jail to be followed by 10 years of probation.
McCauley had been Dane Cook‘s long time business manager. It is often common for celebrities to bring family members into the fold when it comes to their finances. Having someone you trust involved with handling your money can help reassure you that you are not being taken advantage of. In this case Darryl McCauley and his wife took advantage of that trust and stole millions from Cook over the years. Using personal checks and wires Darryl McCauley helped himself to Cook’s accounts and siphoned off large chunks of money without the star knowing it. In addition to the theft McCauley was accused of forging a check for three million dollars. He forged Dane Cook’s name to it.
McCauley’s wife Erika has also been charged in this case. Her arrest and charges came three months after Darryl McCauley was charged. She has been charged with aiding and abetting her husband in these crimes, but her case does not go to trial until Oct. 26th.
McCauley has been ordered to pay restitution to Dane Cook. Once he has finished serving his prison sentence he will be on probation for 10 years during which he must submit himself to financial monitoring.
Dane Cook was paying Darryl McCauley $12,500 per month to care for his finances. There is no word on what McCauley had done with the money or where it might be hidden/located.
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