Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) TV One Shores Up 2015-2016 Slate with 8 New Series, 16 Original Movies + New Production Partnerships TV One Shores Up 2015-2016 Slate with 8 New Series, 16 Original Movies + New Production Partnerships 'Walking Dead' Creator Says Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be "The Spine" of Season 6 'Walking Dead' Creator Says Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be "The Spine" of Season 6 Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu' Quietly Grosses Over $1 Million in USA Box Office - Rare for an African Film Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu' Quietly Grosses Over $1 Million in USA Box Office - Rare for an African Film Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T'Chaka Role in Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T'Chaka Role in Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Watch Cuba Gooding Jr. Wield a Gun and Snort Coke in his Underwear in Clip from 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Watch Cuba Gooding Jr. Wield a Gun and Snort Coke in his Underwear in Clip from 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' People in Chicago Are Not Happy with Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' People in Chicago Are Not Happy with Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' Check Out the First Trailer for HBO's New Dramedy Series 'Ballers' Starring Dwayne Johnson Check Out the First Trailer for HBO's New Dramedy Series 'Ballers' Starring Dwayne Johnson The Cast for Nate Parker's Nat Turner Project Is Set, with a May Shoot Scheduled. Let's Go! The Cast for Nate Parker's Nat Turner Project Is Set, with a May Shoot Scheduled. Let's Go! First Black James Bond Villain Says "Political Correctness Be Damned. 007 Should NOT Be Black" First Black James Bond Villain Says "Political Correctness Be Damned. 007 Should NOT Be Black" 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Hollywood & Crime... Actress Tamara Tunie Bilked For Over $1.4 Million By Her Business Manager

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 10, 2011 at 8:07PM

I don't know what the lesson here is, except maybe for those of you with business managers (and other similar reps with control over your finances), keep your antennae up at all times...
4
Tamara Tunie

I don't know what the lesson here is, except maybe for those of you with business managers (and other similar reps with control over your finances), keep your antennae up at all times...

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Tamara Tunie (medical examiner Melinda Warner) has found herself a real-life crime victim, though not necessarly one for the SVU crew to solve. It was announced earlier today that 51-year old Joseph Cilibrasi, her business manager for more than a decade, admitted to stealing roughly $1.4 million from her over that time period, and used the money to finance his entertainment investments (movies and Broadway shows primarily), as well as vacations around the globe.  

"I stole over $1.4 million from Ms. Tunie Generet by converting funds from her (business accounts) to my personal use," Cilibrasi said in a court statement earlier today, where he reportedly pleaded guilty to grand larceny and other charges, and will server 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Cilibrasi admitted in court that he "secretly opened a credit card account in Tunie's name - and got his own card on the account by falsely listing himself as her husband — and wrote checks to himself from her accounts without her permission."

But Tunie wasn't his only victim. He reportedly also stole from other clients, including $75,000 from the Kansas City Symphony's Michael Stern.

Damn... $1.4 million. I can only imagine Tunie's reaction to this. I'm guessing she's doing just fine financially, and maybe won't miss the money. But I don't know... she nor her reps have commented publicly on the matter... yet.

And the moral of the story is...

This article is related to: FYI


Shadow & ActNewsletter