NY man accused of defrauding Broadway show, others

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 6:06 PM

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former stock broker accused of swindling the producers of a Broadway adaptation of "Rebecca" has pleaded not guilty to fraud and money-laundering charges in a separate case.

Mark Hotton entered the plea Monday in federal court on Long Island. He was ordered held without bail after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk.

In the Long Island case, Hotton is accused in a scheme to sell off fake debts.

He's also charged in Manhattan with defrauding the producers of a musical based on a thriller made famous by the Alfred Hitchcock film.

Prosecutors say he fabricated tales of phantom investors, including a wealthy Aussie who died suddenly.

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