A former Music Director of the United Nations Arsenio Hall Show and Television was arrested for allegedly embezzling $ 750,000 "from a charity concert for homeless children" and the money used for His personal expenses, including the purchase of a house for his ex-wife in Southern California.
Robin DiMaggio was arrested on Friday and faces charges of fraud on suspicion of fraud, the Department of Justice said. If convicted, DiMaggio faces 20 years in prison.
A representative of DiMaggio did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for a comment. The US Attorney's Office had "no additional comment" when it was reached by Fox News.
DiMaggio was arrested after allegedly agreeing that he would "assist the Bulgarian charitable foundation Peace for You Peace for Me by organizing a charity concert." The prosecutor declared.
The 47-year-old drummer allegedly said As a result, the financial sponsor of DiMaggio Foundation wired $ 750,000 to be put on an "escrow account" to pay the artists, said The prosecutors set up the escrow account. "Instead, a few days later, he deposited the money on his" personal bank account "and used the money to make payments for cars, credit card debt, and his living expenses.
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DiMaggio reportedly also used $ 251,370 of the money to "buy a Calabasas home for his ex-wife" , the prosecution said allegedly by e-mail to the Foundation's financial sponsor saying that "a whole group of managers" thought that the charity concert should be postponed for two months from October 1 to December 1, 2016, the prosecutors said.
They said that after the sponsor had requested the return of $ 750,000, DiMaggio claimed that he had already "sent the agreed down payment to the artists and would return the money when the down payments were returned."
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Through the publication, the sponsor sued DiMaggio, and during his discovery in 2016, DiMaggio testified "that a third party had used his email address" In order to contact the Foundation about the concert and was responsible for the withdrawal of most members was funds. "
However, he admitted that he used part of the money to buy a house for his ex-wife , The publication also noted that DiMaggio had filed for bankruptcy nine months later.