Actors’ Agent Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than Half a Million Dollars

The Defendant Stole Funds from Television Actors to Buy Personal Luxury Goods and Artwork

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that PETER STRAIN, a talent agent for film, television, and Broadway actors, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to stealing more than half a million dollars from his clients, which he used to purchase personal luxury retail goods and artwork, among other things.

STRAIN was originally charged in November 2013, and he pled guilty today before United States District Judge George B. Daniels.

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