According to a report from The New York Post, a realtor in Beverly Hills and another man have been charged with burglary regarding the homes of several celebrities, including Adam Lambert and Usher. Prosecutors claim that during open houses, Jason Emil Yaselli and Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, 32 and 33, committed house thefts between the period of 2016 and 2018.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that the two aforementioned men worked together to rob the homes of various luxury accessories from approximately 12 homes for the sake of selling them and making payments on the agent’s credit card.
Through their scheme, the pair managed to make half-a-million dollars. Reportedly, Yaaselli was the one to direct Ackerman to steal items from the house. The district attorney’s office added that Ackerman and Yaaselli committed their crimes in the Hollywood Hills, Brentwood, West Hollywood, as well as the Beverly Hills.
In addition to Usher and Adam Lambert, the NFL player, Shaun Phillips, and Dorit and Paul Kemsley were hit by the two burglars. They face off against residential burglary, identity theft, as well as money laundering charges.
Ackerman was detained by the authorities on the 16th of August and pled not guilty. Yaselli, on the other hand, was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport and is now scheduled to appear in court today for arraignment.
If they’re convicted of the crimes and sentenced to the maximum penalty, they’ll receive 31 years and eight months in a federal penitentiary. It’s not uncommon for celebrities and other public figures to be the victims of evil-doers.
Perhaps the most famous case of burglary was in October 2016 when Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France. The men in question entered Kim’s hotel room dressed as police officers, stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry, and tied Kim up in the bathroom.
The incident led her husband, Kanye West, to cancel part of his tour, walking off stage one night after saying to the crowd that he had a family emergency.