Bribery

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel in Louisville. Ky. A federal probe illuminates a shady side of college basketball recruiting filled with bribes and kickbacks. The probe also implicated Louisville for paying a player to attend the school, leading to Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich to be placed on administrative leave. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 2:46 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period. Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money...
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Vince Tyra speaks to reporters after being named acting athletic director at Louisville, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Athletic director Tom Jurich is on paid administrative leave as the school addresses its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of men's basketball recruits. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
October 03, 2017 - 6:43 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vince Tyra hopes to add some continuity to an unstable situation, no matter how long — or brief — his time is as Louisville's acting athletic director. The university foundation board member Tuesday was named the acting replacement for athletic director Tom Jurich, who is on...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 7:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball. The school's Athletics Association, a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2007, file photo, Louisville forward David Padgett, left, gets instructions from coach Rick Pitino during an exhibition basketball game against Carleton at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 29, 2017 - 6:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. Pitino issued a written statement to the Cardinals' flagship...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl speaks during an NCAA college basketball press conference, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. Pearl spoke to reporters for the first time since top assistant Chuck Person's arrest as part of a federal fraud and bribery sting. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 5:53 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl wanted to talk about his team, the season and anything but the federal investigation that has ensnared his top assistant and engulfed the sport. Pearl would only say Friday that the alleged behavior leading to the arrest of suspended...
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Ha Van Tham, center, former chairman of the Ocean Bank is being led to the court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Tham was sentenced to life imprisonment for embezzlement and abuse of power to appropriate property at the end of one-month trial Friday. He was among 51 defendants involved in the case in which his former general director and former head of state-owned oil and gas firm, PetroVietnam, Nguyen Xuan Son was sentenced to death for embezzlement. (Doan Tan/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 2:52 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The former head of state-owned PetroVietnam was sentenced to death Friday for embezzlement and abuse of power committed in his former job leading a bank partly owned by Vietnam's oil-and-gas giant. A judge in the graft case involving dozens of defendants warned that corruption...
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Lamont Evans, an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, leaves the federal courthouse following a court appearance in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Evans is facing federal charges in conjunction with a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 28, 2017 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. The...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 5:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal fraud and bribery scandal shaking college basketball has led to a key question of what will happen to recruits who received money linked to attending certain schools. It could mean the permanent loss of college eligibility for some players for violating a core NCAA...
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El entrenador del equipo de básquetbol de la Universidad de Louisville, Rick Pitino, sale de la reunión con el presidente de la universidad, Greg Postel, el miércoles, 27 de septiembre de 2017, en Louisville, Kentucky. Pitino fue suspendido por un caso de sobornos. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 8:15 pm
LOUISVILLE Who's accused: Forward Brian Bowen and the basketball program for lack of oversight. Why: James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, is among those accused of funneling $100,000 to the family of a high school athlete to gain his commitment to play at...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during an NCAA college basketball press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, that they have placed basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid an FBI probe. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 27, 2017 - 12:58 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino's attorney has told the Courier-Journal that Louisville has put the basketball coach on administrative leave, but has "effectively fired" Pitino amid a federal bribery investigation. Steve Spence told the paper Tuesday the coach was out before a scheduled news...
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