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WOBURN, MASS. (AP) - Comedian Dane Cook’s sister-in-law, ordered to pay millions in restitution after pleading guilty to stealing from the entertainer, asked a judge on Friday to allow her to keep two gold wedding bands she says are family heirlooms.
Darryl McCauley is serving a 5- to 6-year prison term. His wife is serving 2 1/4 to 3 years.
Rup on Friday set Erika McCauley’s restitution amount at $10.9 million. She and her husband are jointly responsible for paying that amount. Her husband is also responsible for paying the remaining $1.1 million in the total $12 million restitution order.
Assistant Attorney General Eileen O’Brien said prosecutors had agreed during plea negotiations to return one ring to Erika McCauley, not two. Prosecutors are not willing to accept McCauley’s claim that the rings are of minimal financial value without getting the items appraised, she said.
The court is in the process of tallying the couple’s assets, including cash that was seized from their homes during searches, as well as furniture, jewelry, art and two cars.
Cook’s lawyer, Peter Krupp, declined to comment.
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