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DIDDLEY GOT CHEATED, AND IT WASN’T PIDDLY

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Bo Diddley was cheated by his manager and is due $400,000, a judge says.

The late Martin Otelsberg siphoned the money from the rock pioneer's account over a decade, U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie said Wednesday in Los Angeles. The judged ordered Otelsberg's widow, Lila, to pay up.Mrs. Otelsberg, who lives in Palm Springs, also was ordered to turn over books and records dating to 1972, when her husband became Didd-ley's manager.

The decision may be appealed.

Diddley, 65, said he became suspicious after Otelsberg's death when he sought return of the records and got excuses instead.

"I figured there was something funky. Big funky," he testified last week.

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