Ronald Leon Rakow

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Ronald Leon Rakow or Ron Rakow was the head of now defunct Grateful Dead Records and manager of The Grateful Dead.[1][2]

Rakow allegedly embezzled $225,000 from the band. When confronted by band members Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia, Rakow allegedly told them to go "fuck themselves"; he had cut himself a check for "what he was owed" and then left.[3]

On April 11, 2007, Rakow was sentenced to five years in federal prison for tax evasion of $2.2 million since 1985. [4][5]' On December 1, 2011, Rakow was released from prison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Applegate, Jane (1985-09-12). "U.S. Indicts 12 in Cosmetic Scheme $80-Million Culture-Growing Project Had 27,000 Investors".
  2. ^ http://www.slatkinfraud.com/rakow.php
  3. ^ Lesh, Phil. Searching for the Sound. Little Brown and Company.
  4. ^ http://www.relix.com/Features/Daily_News/Former_Grateful_Dead_Records_President_Ron_Rakow_Sentenced_For_Tax_Evasion_200704112235.html
  5. ^ "Ex-Grateful Dead Manager Sentenced". Fox News. 2007-04-11.