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Man admits embezzling from Dave Matthews violinist

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 11:40am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond man has admitted embezzling at least $400,000 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley.

Court documents show that Getty Andrew Rothenberg pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud in federal court in Charlottesville.

The 39-year-old Richmond resident was charged in a federal information on July 3.

According to the information, Rothenberg embezzled the money while working as a personal assistant and financial manager for a person identified only as "CBT". The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed Tinsley was the victim.

The information says Rothenberg's duties included paying personal bills and expenses and directing investments. He submitted fraudulent or inflated bills for payment and converted the excess money to his personal use.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 17. Rothenberg faces up to 30 years in prison.


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