It looks like the bell won't get Screech out of this one.
Dustin Diamond, the actor best known for his role as Screech on the 1990s TV series "Saved By The Bell," appears to have gotten himself caught up in a Ponzi scheme. The receiver, who was appointed by the court to sort through the assets of convicted Ponzi schemer Robert Stinson Jr. alleges Diamond benefitted from the scam in a recent complaint. (Hat tip: Courthouse News.) The complaint also seeks to get Diamond and the other defendants to turn over the money they allegedly got from the scam.
Stinson was sentenced to 33 years in prison in April for bilking more than 250 investors out of at least $14 million in total through Life's Good Inc., a firm he told clients made real estate loans, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Life's Good allegedly loaned money to a business called Rogue International Talent Group, which claimed to be a talent agency. That company loaned part of the money -- more than $40,000 -- to Diamond, according to the complaint, and the actor still hasn't paid it back.
The complaint alleges that Diamond and others "unjustly, inequitably, and/or fraudulently received cash and in-kind benefits" thanks to the Ponzi scheme.