Pearl Jam's Former Manager Admits To Embezzling $300,000
December 23rd, 2013 12:49pm EST | By: Joe Bowers
Grunge pioneers Pearl Jam's former manager has pleaded guilty to stealing $306,000 from the band.
Rickey Charles Goodrich, who served as chief financial officer for the group's management company, Curtis Management, between 2006 and 2010, admitted six counts of theft at a court in Seattle on Friday.
According to Seattle Weekly, Pearl Jam hired a private investigator to look into Goodrich's finances and it was revealed he had transferred money from their account in order to pay off his own debts.
Goodrich has paid back $125,000 and has agreed to refund the remaining $181,000. He could receive a reduced sentence if he settles the debt before his next court hearing in February.
Members of Pearl Jam have not commented on the lawsuit or the trial.