John Mayer faces lawsuit over Ponzi scheme money
“Waiting On The World To Change” singer John Mayer has been dragged into a lawsuit over $100 million Ponzi scheme, and the court docs said that the pop and blues rock musician might be in possession of as much as $465,000 in dirty money.
According to reports, earlier this year, a huge Ponzi scheme in the state of Seattle came crumbling down when its mastermind — a man named Darren Berg — was sentenced to 18 years behind prison bars for cheating investors out of more than $100 million through his fake investment company.
Now, the trustees charged with recovering the money that was lost are attempting to track down where those millions went — and they are suing everyone they can along the way in order to recover the huge sum of money.
According to the legal documents, one of the people who may have received dirty funds from Darren Berg’s Ponzi scheme is John Mayer — when a booking agency was allegedly paid by the company of Berg.
TMZ reports that it is unclear why or what the connection is between Berg’s fake investment company and the booking agency, but John Mayer is now one of the targets in the attempt to recover the money.
According to the docs, the booking agency Grabow & Associates — and John Mayer by extension — are in possession of as much as $465,000 from Berg’s Ponzi scheme.
The lawyer of the musician dragged into the lawsuit released a statement, saying, “John Mayer performed at a corporate event in 2008 and was paid for his services. The opportunity was brought to John through his talent agency, CAA.”
A judge has yet to rule on the case.