Dane Cook's Brother Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
His sister-in-law stole from him too.
Dane Cook is no longer his brother's keeper. The comedian's half-brother, Darryl McCauley, has been sentenced to five to six years in prison for embezzling millions of dollars from the stand-up comic, including one instance when he wrote himself a $3 million check.
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McCauley plead guilty to 27 counts of larceny, plus embezzlement, forgery and conspiracy on Wednesday, and was sentenced to at least a half-decade in federal prison. He will also serve ten years probation once he is out, and of course will have to pay restitution to Cook.
According to a statement from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, McCauley "abused his position as a family member to gain Mr. Cook's trust, and stole millions of dollars for his own personal gain." She hopes the sentence will deter other embezzlers.
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McCauley, who had the same mother as Cook, worked as the comedian's business manager for 15 years and began stealing money from him in 2004. At one point he forged a $3 million check to himself from Cook's account.
McCauley's wife, who is Cook's sister-in-law, has also been charged with larceny for aiding and abetting her husband. She's headed to court later this month.