Ex-'Arsenio Hall Show' Musical Director Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Mail Online | 3/4/2020 | Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com
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A professional drummer who once served as the musical director for 'The Aresenio Hall Show' and the United Nations has admitted to embezzling $750,000 from a charity concert to pay off his ex-wife and buy cars for his family.

Robin DiMaggio, 48, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of wire fraud before United States District Judge Dolly M. Gee, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California.

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The Woodland Hills resident is scheduled to appear in court on March 4, 2020, for his sentencing hearing.

DiMaggio told the Bulgarian-based Peace for You Peace for Me Foundation that he would help bring awareness and funds to the organization, court documents state.

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He was to help the non-profit by organizing a charity concert in the capital city of Sofia. The concert would help raise funds and bring attention to homeless and displaced children from conflict areas.

According to the court documents, the drummer communicated with the foundation that he could get various celebrities to perform at the concert.

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The foundation's financial sponsor then wired $750,000 to an account that DiMaggio controlled on August 5, 2016. The payment was to be a guarantee for future payments for artists who were performing at the concert.

DiMaggio falsely represented that he would not spend the money, adding that it would be placed in an escrow account to be used at a later date to pay...
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