I found this on punkdisasters.com:
The San Diego accountant accused of defrauding the former front man of the pop punk band blink-182, Mark Hoppus, and his wife, Skye, out of a $600,000 investment was cleared of all charges by a San Diego Superior Court jury.
Louis Tommasino, charged with fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, was represented by San Diego Kline dinst attorneys Heather Rosing and Matt Smith.
The Hoppuses filed a lawsuit in 2006 alleging Tommasino defrauded the pair out of their investment by failing to disclose his involvement with Encinitas company Missicom, a family-run business that told investors it was developing self-service cashier terminals for McDonaldâ€™s restaurants.
Missicom, the couple alleged, had solicited more than $1.5 million from prominent public figures for their own gain, diverting investor funds into their own pockets.
Tommasino, who acted as a business manager for the Hoppuses, was given a small amount of shares in exchange for his bookkeeping work at Missicom, according to attorneys representing both sides.
But the Klinedinst attorneys said they were able to prove that the Hoppuses knew the Missicom father-and-son team Ed and Jeff Mitchell prior to their investment in Missicom, through previous business connections.
Smith said the jury found Tommasino to be forthcoming about his involvement in the company to the couple
â€œWe were just very happy with the juryâ€™s decision,â€ Smith said. â€œIt was the right result and a relief with our client whoâ€™s had to deal with this case for two years.â€
The Hoppuses are still seeking unspecified damages in a pending lawsuit against the Mitchells.