A former financial officer in Pearl Jam‘s management company has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band, according to Billboard.com. Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff did agree on Friday (February 28th) to allow the man, Rickey Goodrich, to remain free for two weeks to get his financial affairs in order before returning for formal sentencing.
- The 55-year-old Goodrich pleaded guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft.
- According to prosecutors, Goodrich used money from the accounts of Curtis, Inc., the management company owned by Kelly Curtis, to pay personal debts and go on expensive family vacations.
- He was fired from the company in September 2010 when his theft came to light.
- Goodrich has already paid back $125,000 and has agreed to pay more in restitution.