(AllHipHop News) Usher Raymond and Adam Lambert are among a string of stars who have reportedly fallen victim to open house burglaries.
The musicians, as well as “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley and former football star Shaun Phillips were robbed by Beverly Hills realtor Jason Emil Yaselli and his alleged accomplice, Benjamin Ackerman.
The pair have been accused of various crimes between December 2016 and August 2018, including first-degree residential burglary, identity theft, conspiracy to commit burglary and money laundering.
One allegation claims they pocketed more than $500,000 through fraud and embezzlement.
The complaint says Yaselli would encourage his accomplice to steal luxury items from 14 homes, and sell them to make payments on his credit card.
Yaselli was arrested on Wednesday and prosecutors have recommended a bail of $1.7 million for the realtor. Ackerman pled not guilty and his bail was set at $1.2 million.
Ackerman’s attorneys told the publication: “The District Attorney’s press release, by specifically naming Usher and Adam Lambert as alleged victims, only emphasizes what we have believed from day one, that this is a publicity driven prosecution.
“The People’s case is no better today than it was a year ago. Unlike a fine wine, this case does not get better with age. Mr. Ackerman is not just presumed to be innocent, he is in fact innocent.”
If convicted, the two men face up to 31 years in jail.