LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — John Mayer is among the defendants that has been named in a lawsuit devolving from a $100 million Ponzi scheme.
According to reports, Mayer may have been paid as much as $465,000 in funds from an account connected to the scheme, which was run by convicted investor, Frederick Darren Berg.
Berg, who ran a mortgage investment for more than a decade, was convicted and sentanced to 18 years in prison after defrauding more than 500 investors for roughly 130 million, according to the Seattle Times.
Mayer was reportedly paid money from one of Berg's accounts for a corporate event in 2008, which was booked through Grabow & Associates and now the trustees charged with recovering the money have named Mayer in a lawsuit to that effect.
A legal rep for Mayer told TMZ.com, "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." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers