“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Tamara Tunie — who has appeared in over 200 episodes of the series as medical examiner Dr. Melinda Warner — was robbed of over $1 million by her accountant, Joseph Cilibrasi.
Cilibrasi plead guilty to first degree grand larceny for stealing from Tunie and admitted that he also stole $75,000 from Michael Stern, musical director of the Kansas City Symphony and son of late violinist Isaac Stern, while doing his taxes in 2007.
The NY Post reports that Cilibrasi opened a credit card account in Tunie’s name. He also wrote himself checks from her bank account and used the stolen funds toward his business, and also invest in theater and movies and take vacations.
He will go to jail for at least two and a half years, though he faces up to seven and a half years behind bars. His sentencing is set for January 4.