Producers sue over alleged ‘Rebecca’ musical scam

This courtroom sketch shows Mark L Hotton, second from left, at an arraignment in US District Court in Central Islip, NY., Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Hotton, a former stock broker accused of swindling the producers of a Broadway adaptation of "Rebecca", has pleaded not guilty to fraud and money-laundering charges in a separate case. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)The producers of the Broadway musical "Rebecca" filed a civil lawsuit Friday against a Long Island securities dealer who was charged criminally this week with sinking the show with a bizarre fraud that involved fictitious investors and a faked death.