A former money manager to the stars who went to prison in 2001 for stealing from his clients has been charged in a new fraud case.
Prosecutors in New York say Dana Giacchetto used someone else's credit card to make more than $10,000 worth of unauthorized purchases.
Giacchetto was sentenced to 57 months in federal in prison in 2001 for stealing nearly $10 million from a star-studded roster of clients that included
Giacchetto now manages a gourmet food company in New York called Taste. He is accused of using another man's credit card to pay for food, liquor, travel, moving and dentistry.
Giacchetto appeared in federal court in New York on Thursday and was released on a $150,000 bond. Outside the courtroom, his defense attorney denied the charges.
"This is not true," said defense lawyer Ronald Fischetti. "He denies all the charges."
In 2007, Giacchetto surrendered his share of a book deal and rights to his story to a bankruptcy trustee to satisfy about $3 million owed to former clients and others.
In a settlement filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Giacchetto relinquished film rights to the book, "You Will Make Money in Your Sleep: The Story of Dana Giacchetto, Financial Advisor to the Stars."