4 College Basketball Assistants Charged By FBI In Corruption Scheme

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Four college basketball assistant coaches have been charged by the FBI in a corruption scheme, according to Tom Winter of NBC News.

A press release issued on Tuesday morning says a press conference is set at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York at Noon E.T. to detail the arrests and charges that the coaches are facing.

“There will be a press conference today at noon to announce charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball,” the release states. “Federal criminal charges have been brought against ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.”

The four assistant coaches facing charges are Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans, Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Arizona’s Emanuel Richardson and USC assistant Tony Bland.

Jim Gatto, the head of sports marketing at adidas, is also involved in the scandal.

Court documents state the four assistants received benefits in “excess of $10,000 under a Federal program involving a grant, contract, subsidy, loan, guarantee, insurance and other form of Federal Assistance.”

We will provide more information as details surface throughout the day.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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