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October 17, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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Former soccer player Paul Gascoigne leaves court, after giving evidence on the 2nd day of his trial at court on charges of alleged sexual assault on a train, in Middlesbrough, England, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The former player was arrested for allegedly kissing a woman in August 2018 on a train between York and Newcastle. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 7:17 am
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train after he kissed her on the lips. A jury at Teesside Crown Court cleared the former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder of that offense, plus a less serious alternative...
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October 11, 2019 - 9:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Imprisoned former NFL star Darren Sharper is pressing on with his attempts to reduce his 18-year federal sentence in a sexual assault case. An on-again-off-again appeal was revived Friday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It follows a U.S. district judge's...
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September 12, 2019 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey financial adviser was praised for his cooperation and a judge spared him from prison after he admitted his role in a college basketball scandal. Munish Sood was fined $25,000 Thursday but was not sentenced to prison or forced to be supervised by probation authorities. U...
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September 06, 2019 - 2:49 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two women who accused Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus of sexual assault hired a prominent attorney to investigate university officials' decision to reinstate him following his acquittal. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that the women have hired Colorado-based...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper’s attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and the resulting 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous lawyers on the consequences of his 2016 guilty plea, which arose from allegations that Sharper drugged and sexually assaulted as many as 16 women in four states. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 8:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper's attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011, file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal. A federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)
July 10, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William Kuntz ordered the default judgment against Jack Warner in the 2017 civil action accusing him of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo Chuck Person leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Lawyers for the former Auburn University assistant basketball coach say the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes. They asked a judge in papers filed Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Manhattan federal court to spare him from prison in the scandal that touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
July 02, 2019 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person said Tuesday the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes by steering them toward bribe-paying advisers and managers. They...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Penn head coach Jerome Allen shouts instructions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The former Penn coach, now an assistant coach in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to four years’ probation, the 47-year-old Allen must pay a $202,000 fine and forfeit another $18,000. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 02, 2019 - 8:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen,...
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June 25, 2019 - 4:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no...
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