Dane Cook's Half Brother Ordered to Pay Him $12 Million

The comedian's half brother and former business manager will pay back the money he embezzled and spend 5-6 years in prison

Justice has been served in a situation that has been no laughing matter for comedian Dane Cook.

The Boston Globe reported on Saturday that the Massachusetts Attorney General's office has ordered Cook's half brother Darryl McCauley and sister-in-law Erika McCauley to pay him back $12 million, which they embezzled from him.

Darryl, who worked as Cook's business manager and eventually admitted to embezzling money from him, was sentenced in October to five to six years in prison on numerous charges, including 27 counts of larceny. Erika, on the other hand, received a sentence of up to three years in prison on charges, including two counts of larceny.

US Weekly noted that, in addition to being paid $12,500 a month from Cook, Darryl took more of his half brother's funds and wired it into his own account. The McCauleys bought a home in York Beach, Maine, where they also invested in a hotel and restaurant there.

According to a spokesman for Attorney General Martha Coakley, the court will soon tally the couple's assets.

Still, there is no accounting for being hurt my a member of your own family. When the scandal first broke, the 38-year-old star stopped by Larry King Live to discuss the matter. He explained that a "good chunk of money" went unaccounted for and that "a lot of stuff was missing." 

Cook called the incident with his half brother "a terrible betrayal."

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