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Sport FBI files new charges against Kansas, NC State in college basketball fraud scandal

02:35  11 april  2018
02:35  11 april  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The new charges involves payments to the families of former players at Louisville, Miami, Kansas and NC State. According to Yahoo Sports, six former players are named in the new charges, including Dennis Smith Jr. (NC State) and Josh Jackson Jr. (Kansas). Both players are currently in the NBA.

The FBI alleges Gatto and others were part of a conspiracy to pay players’ families to make sure the athletes attended Adidas-sponsored schools and endorsed Adidas in the pros.

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Federal prosecutors have filed additional charges against ex-Adidas rep Jim Gatto in college basketball 's fraud scandal , the United States Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Kansas and North Carolina State Named In New FBI Charges Related to NCAA Corruption Investigation . The charges mention two players who chose to attend Kansas and one who chose to attend NC State .

Tuesday's superseding filing alleges Gatto funneled $90,000 to the family of a former KU player for his commitment to the Jayhawks, $100,000 to the family of a Louisville player, and $40,000 to a former player at NC State.

Miami and Louisville were previously named in the investigation. Among the fallout from the pay-for-play scheme, Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich were fired as coach and GM of Louisville, respectively, and Miami coach Jim Larranaga has been subpoenaed by the feds.

The University of Kansas said in September it was conducting an internal review of the program after Adidas was indicted. NC State had previously received a subpoena regarding the recruitment of Smith.

Kansas made no written report of its athletics review .
The University of Kansas did not produce any written reports of an independent examination of its athletics department amid a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball because an external report wasn't necessary, Chancellor Douglas Girod said. The university review came before Kansas was named earlier this month as one of the schools where a former Adidas representative allegedly arranged payments to parents of athletes to ensure the athletes committed to the schools.Girold said Monday he was given verbal briefings after last fall's review but he didn't receive any written reports.

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