At least Dane Cook gets the last laugh in this case.
The comedian's half-brother and former manager has been sentenced to five to six years in prison for helping himself to millions of dollars from Cook's business accounts via personal checks and wire transfers.
Darryl McCauley pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Massachusetts court to 27 counts of larceny of more than $250, three counts of forgery, and single counts of embezzlement, uttering and conspiracy.
No Employee of the Month recognition for him!
"For several years, Mr. McCauley abused his position as a family member to gain Mr. Cook's trust, and stole millions of dollars for his own personal gain," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement. "We hope that today's sentence will act as a deterrent, and our office will continue to investigate and prosecute these cases."
Sure enough, Cook's sister-in-law, Darryl's wife Erika, has been charged with larceny by scheme and receiving/concealing stolen property for allegedly aiding and abetting her husband.
She's due in Middlesex Superior Court on Oct. 26 for a pretrial conference.
Mr. McCauley, meanwhile, was also sentenced to 10 years' probation once he's released from prison, and he was ordered to pay restitution to Cook and submit to finanical monitoring by the Department of Probation.