Managers stealing from their clients is unfortunately not a rare thing in show business; as you may remember, one of the reasons that made Leonard Cohen return to a more active touring life in the noughties had to do with financial troubles derived from his then-business manager (and close friend) ripping him off.

Fellow Canadian Alanis Morrisette also suffered from her manager's financial misconduct: Jonathan Schwartz has now admitted to stealing nearly $5 million from the singer over the course of seven years, and following a court hearing that included Alanis as a witness, has now been sentenced to six years in prison.

Schwartz had originally pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and false tax returns for which he had been sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison, but further evidence of his misconduct has since then been made public, with financial crimes accumulating over financial crimes. Although he had initially alleged a gambling addiction, the court decided this wasn't nearly enough to justify his attitudes, and proceeded to pronounce a regular sentence.