USMagazine, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:15pm (PDT)
John Mayer might have to forfeit some of his hard-earned fortune.
After unwittingly accepting Ponzi scheme-earned cash as payment for a performance in 2008, TMZ reports the crooner is one of many folks being sued in an effort to recover the lost funds for duped investors.
Seattle-based investment banker Darren Berg was recently sentenced to 18 years in prison for taking advantage of clients, to the tune of $100 million. Mayer was hired by booking agency Grabow & Associates for the concert in question -- via the agency, Mayer was reportedly paid using nearly $465,000 of Berg's illegally-obtained funds.
Now, the musician, 34, is being targeted by those tasked with recovering, and repaying, the money Berg owes his investors.