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Ex-Coach Charged for Pocketing Nearly $600K

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A former Baruch College basketball coach and athletic-department official was busted Tuesday for pocketing nearly $600,000 that should have gone to the school for rentals of its facilities, authorities said.

Machli Joseph, who served as a women's basketball coach for 10 years and an assistant athletics director from 2002 through 2016, was charged with one count of embezzlement, said Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara and state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott.

The Gramercy Park-based CUNY college rented out its gym to outside parties when it was not being used by its own teams.

Officials said Joseph, 42, had sole control over rentals and schedules.

On numerous occasions between 2010 and 2016, he rented the space to individuals and groups, but authorities said he directed that the payments be made to bank accounts he controlled.

Joseph also has been charged with a misapplication concerning a program receiving federal funds, which is why Bharara is involved.

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