2 former Broadway producers sentenced for fraud

TORONTO (AP) -- Two co-founders of a Broadway theater company that produced hit shows such as "Ragtime" and "Show Boat" have been sentenced to prison for fraud.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Mary Lou Benotto sentenced Garth Drabinsky to seven years in prison and Myron Gottlieb to six years.

Drabinsky and Gottlieb were co-founders of Livent, a major Broadway theater company in the 1990s. They were convicted of fraud and forgery in March.

A judge ruled the Tony award-winning producers knowingly submitted financial statements to investors misrepresenting their company's circumstances.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52522147