Frank Larocca, a 40-year-old bookkeeper, was sentenced in New Jersey to three years in state prison for stealing $234,500 from former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo.

Larocca pleaded guilty in February to theft by unlawful taking for stealing money from Piscopo. Larocca’s wife also pleaded guilty to theft and and is expected to be sentenced to three years on probation.

Larocca’s lawyer asked the judge on Friday to sentence Larocca to probation and a suspended prison term, but the judge declined.

Piscopo, 64, hired Larocca to manage his bank accounts and pay his bills, according to prosecutors.

Larocca stole from Piscopo between February 2010 and March 2014 and used the money for personal expenses.

Piscopo was on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984.

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