John Mayer has been dragged into a lawsuit over a $100 million Ponzi scheme – and could be possessing up to $465,000 in “dirty money”, according to TMZ.
Mayer’s name has been listed in some legal documents tied to a massive Seattle-based Ponzi scheme, which unravelled this year when the scheme’s mastermind – Darren Berg – was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Berg was found guilty of bilking investors out of more than $100 million through his investment company.
Trustees charged with recovering the lost money are now trying to track down where the millions went — and they’re suing everyone they can along the way in order to recover it.
TMZ reports that according to new legal docs, one of the people who received funds from Berg’s Ponzi scheme is John Mayer — when a booking agency was allegedly paid by Berg’s company.
The docs say the booking agency Grabow & Associates — and Mayer by extension — are in possession of as much as $465,000 from the scheme.
Mayer’s lawyer, however, said that the alleged incident in question did not involve Grabow and Associates.
“John Mayer performed at a corporate event in 2008 and was paid for his services,” the lawyer told TMZ.
“The opportunity was brought to John through his talent agency, CAA.”
Watch this space.