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    Half-Bro Accused of Dipping Into Dane Cook's Dough

    Darryl McCauley, Dane Cook AP Photo/Lisa Poole, pool, Jesse Grant/Getty Images

    Relatively speaking, Dane Cook's got problems.

    The comedian's half-brother and former business manager, Darryl McCauley, was arraigned Thursday in Massachusetts on eight counts of larceny over $250, forgery and larceny by continuous scheme for allegedly funneling millions from Cook's business accounts into his own personal coffers last year.

    McCauley, who turns 44 on April 4, has been behind bars since his arrest Dec. 30. Bail, which was originally set at $3 million, has been reduced to $500,000. Because his assets are frozen, he has been unable to come up with the money. He is due back in court April 16 for a pretrial hearing.

    A grand jury indicted him last week.

    In addition to stealing some dough, McCauley is also accused of forging a $3 million check from Cook to himself, all while the My Best Friend's Girl star was paying him $12,500 a month for his management services.

    "Mr. McCauley has at all times insisted upon his innocence and continues to do so," said attorney Robert M. Goldstein.

    Cook has not commented on the matter.

    (Originally published March 19, 2009, at 2:50 p.m. PT)

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