Court to hear restitution split in Dane Cook case

Posted Dec. 10, 2010, at 5:15 a.m.
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010 file photo, Dane Cook arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.  The Massachusetts attorney general's office has ordered comedian Dane Cook's half brother and sister-in-law to pay $12 million in restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2010 file photo, Dane Cook arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. The Massachusetts attorney general's office has ordered comedian Dane Cook's half brother and sister-in-law to pay $12 million in restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

WOBURN, Mass. — A Massachusetts court is taking the first steps to determine how much comedian Dane Cook’s sister-in-law will pay the entertainer under a $12 million restitution order.

Erica McCauley and her husband Darryl McCauley, who is also Cook’s half brother, were ordered to repay the money after pleading guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the comedian.

The Wilmington couple was accused of embezzling millions while Darryl McCauley was working as Cook’s business manager.

Darryl McCauley was sentenced to 5 to 6 years in prison. His wife was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 3 years.

A hearing Friday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn may determine Erika McCauley’s share of the $12 million restitution.

The McCauleys had a home in York Beach, Maine, and invested in a hotel and restaurant there.

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