By Alyssa Goldman, EnStarz | Sep 01, 2012 11:06 AM EDT
Although Holly Madison, ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and former Playboy Playmate, and her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella are looking forward to having their first-child, their celebration could be short-lived.
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Rotella, the founder and CEO of Insomniac (a producer of large-scale electronic-music concerts), is facing up to 13 years behind bars. He was one of six individuals indicted in April on 29 counts of bribery, embezzlement, conspiracy and conflict of interest in Los Angeles, according to People magazine. Rotella, along with five others, were charged in a corruption case as a result from raves held at the city's Memorial Colliseum.
Prosecutors allege Rotella rerouted more than $2.5 million from the venue to pay off city officials via backroom deals.
However, throughout the 13-month investigation, Rotella has maintained his innocence. In March, his attorney told People magazine that Rotella "has always acted lawfully and appropriately with respect to all of his dealings with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum," and called the charges "completely baseless and flat-out wrong."
The attorney said the charges are "politically motivated and publicity driven. Mr. Rotella will vigorously defend himself to clear his good name and looks forward to being completely vindicated."
Rotella is currently out on bail and will be back in court Sept. 25 for a pre-trial conference. If convicted on all 29 counts, he could face 13 years and 8 months in jail.
But he's not letting his legal woes hinder him and Madison's excitement of their first-child.
"Holly and I are so excited to announce that we are going to be parents," Rotella told People magazine on Aug. 29. "We're in love and counting down the days until we meet our beautiful baby. I can hardly believe how lucky I am."
Madison credited Rotella for helping her decide the time was right to start a family.
"Definitely being with the right guy has a lot to do with it," Madison told People magazine in June. "My relationship is awesome. I'm happier than I've ever been in my personal life."
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