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NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud, corruption

September 26, 2017, 10:55 am

Federal prosecutors announced charges of fraud and corruption against four college basketball coaches on Tuesday.

Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans, Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson and USC assistant Tony Bland were among 10 people charged in New York federal court.

The others involved included managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major international sportswear company.

The U.S. attorney general has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday at noon ET.

The probe has revealed instances of bribes paid to assistant and associate basketball coaches to show influence over student athletes.

Court papers show the FBI has been investigating the criminal influence of money on charges and student athletes affiliated with the NCAA since 2015.

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