Prosecutor: Greed fueled faculty basketball coaches’ bribes


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NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says greed led a fledgling supervisor of basketball gamers to bribe faculty coaches, however protection legal professionals say it was all an FBI setup.

The characterizations got here throughout opening statements Tuesday within the second trial to outcome from an investigation that is uncovered a seedy facet of school basketball recruitment.

On trial are enterprise supervisor Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl Code.

Assistant U.S. Lawyer Eli Mark says Dawkins gave envelopes full of money to coaches who Code delivered to him.

He stated the lads made payouts to coaches at South Carolina, Arizona, USC, Creighton and TCU.

4 former assistant coaches have pleaded responsible to costs and are awaiting trial.

Protection legal professionals argued that each males resisted paying bribes when an undercover FBI agent pressured them.


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