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Four assistant coaches among those arrested by FBI in NCAA fraud, corruption scheme

Posted at 9:03 AM, Sep 26, 2017

At least four NCAA basketball coaches are among those arrested by the FBI for their involvement in an NCAA corruption scheme.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against multiple people, including the four assistant NCAA basketball coaches, NBC’s Tom Winter reports.

Federal criminal charges have been brought against ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.

The charges come after a two-year investigation into criminal influence in NCAA basketball.

The coaches charged in the case, are accused of steering players to advisers who paid bribes to the coaches, Bloomberg reports.

The coaches accused include Lamont Evans, an assistant at Oklahoma State University, Emanuel Richardson, an assistant for the Arizona Wildcats, Chuck Person, associate head coach at Auburn University, and Tony Bland, associate head coach of the University of Southern California.

No coaches in Utah appear to be involved.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.