WEST ISLIP - A West Islip businessman and five other people have been indicted on conspiracy and money-laundering charges for their alleged roles in a multimillion-dollar scam. The South Shore home of Mark Hotton was raided by federal agents this morning. Hotton is charged with defrauding the Broadway producers of the play, "Rebecca." Prosecutors say he tricked the producers into thinking he could get outside investors to fund the play when it went over budget. News 12 Long Island has learned that Hotton is accused of using the same methods to bilk a real estate company and other businesses out of several million dollars. Hotton will remain jailed at least until his next court date. He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
West Islip man accused in Broadway investment scheme