Former Baruch basketball coach sentenced for embezzling

June 21, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A former City University of New York Baruch College basketball coach and athletic department official has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for embezzling more than $700,000 from a Manhattan school.

Machli Joseph, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in January.

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Joseph embezzled the money between 2010 and 2016 by renting school athletic facilities to outside parties and keeping the proceeds.

They say the funds were spent on personal expenses, including renovations to his New Jersey home.

Joseph was also ordered to forfeit over $700,000, and to pay the same amount in restitution.