Ronald Leon Rakow
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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.
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