Reportedly, a Ponzi scheme in Seattle run by Darren Berg came tumbling down earlier in 2012 when Berg was sentenced to 18 years in prison for swindling investors out of $100 million through his investment company.
The duped investors are now trying not recover the lost money and are therefore attempting to track where the money went. According to legal documents, one of the people who received some of the money was artist John Mayer, when a talent booking agency was allegedly paid by Berg’s company.
According to the court documents, booking agency Grabow & Associates — and Mayer by extension — are reportedly in possession of as much as $465,000 from the Ponzi scheme.
Mayer’s lawyer tells TMZ, “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.”
There has been no ruling yet on the case.