John Mayer Involved in Ponzi Scheme Lawsuit (REPORT)

By: Peggy Truong / September 9, 2012

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As if all the attention on his rumored romance with Katy Perry wasn’t enough, John Mayer now has another word to dodge: Ponzi.

The 34-year-old musician has been pulled into a rather messy lawsuit over a $100 million Ponzi scheme. Mayer could be in possession of some $465,000 from a scheme operated by financier Darren BergTMZ reports.

Berg was sentence to 18 years of prison earlier this year.

But how did Mayer get involved with Berg’s money in the first place?

Trustees that have been recovering the funds lost from Berg’s criminal setup are now suing anyone and everyone involved.

Mayer is tied into the picture by way of a booking agency that was reportedly paid by Berg’s company some years back. The agency, Grabow & Associates, was paid as much as $465,000 in Berg’s dirty money, TMZ reports.

“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,” Mayer’s lawyer clarified to TMZ on the weekend.

Mayer, who was most recently spotted with Perry for a post MTV Video Music Awards rendezvous, has yet to publicly comment on the lawsuit.

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