La Jolla Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion Scheme With Former Chabad of Poway Rabbi

A retired La Jolla dentist who pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a charity fraud and tax evasion scheme involving former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was sentenced Monday to 15 months in custody.

Bruce Baker, 75, pleaded guilty to reporting more than $2.6 million in charitable donations over the course of several years, with around $2.4 million funneled back to him by Goldstein.

The former rabbi has also pleaded guilty to charges related to accepting charitable donations from various people, then returning about 90% of the funds back to the donors, while pocketing the remainder for himself and providing donors with fabricated receipts.

Source: La Jolla Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion Scheme With Former Chabad of Poway Rabbi / NBC San Diego

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