AIKEN, S.C. -- James Brown's former manager has been sentenced to three years of home confinement on charges he took more money than he was allowed under contract from the late soul singer in his final years.
Prosecutors said Cannon was supposed to receive 5 percent of whatever Brown made in a year but instead gave himself close to 15 percent. Cannon was also accused of stealing part of a $900,000 check, but his defense says that was a misunderstanding. Attorney Gregory Harris says Cannon was owed the money.
Brown died on Christmas Day 2006.