Ex-Deep Purple Accountant Gets Prison Sentence For Stealing Nearly $3 Million

Deep Purple’s accountant has pleaded guilty to both fraud by abuse of position and transferring criminal property.

Over two years ago, the band had filed a lawsuit against Dipak Shanker Rao for stealing from the band’s royalties. Rao now has to serve six years and four months in prison.

SurreyLive reports that Rao stole around $2.87 million from the Deep Purple Overseas Ltd. and HEC Enterprises Ltd. accounts.

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