One of the properties featured on Bravo‘s “Million Dollar Listing” is now at the center of an embezzlement probe and it involves one of the top-ranked football programs in the nation.
Real estate mogul Daniel Starr filed a report with LAPD last month, which was obtained by The Blast. Starr claims his cousin, David Herman, was a project manager for the rebuild of the house and allegedly created a false bank account to pump up contractors’ invoices and siphon the extra money for himself.
Herman is also the junior varsity head coach for the Bishop Gorman football team. The school, located in Nevada, has a top-ranked program and has delivered multiple national championships over the years.
Starr originally purchased the Beverly Hills home from Mary Sheldon, daughter of “I Dream of Jeanie” creator Sidney Sheldon. He appeared on “Million Dollar Listing” and realtor Josh Flagg gave him hope that the property — which featured a slew of creepy dolls when it was featured on the show — could be turned into a something very special.
Starr did give the property a new life, and the 8,000 sq ft mansion now has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and will be listed for $18 million at the end of the year. It’s also in a star-studded neighborhood near celebs like Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney.
It’s unclear just how much money Starr alleges Herman swindled during the rebuild of the mansion.
The Blast reached out to David Herman and Bishop Gorman High School for comment and so far no comment.