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    Three Guilty in College Basketball Corruption Case

    A federal court yesterday returned guilty verdicts on felony wire fraud charges against three men accused of facilitating a pay-for-play scheme for basketball recruits. Adidas executive Jim Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and Christian Dawkins, a runner for an NBA agent, were found to have paid recruits’ families to ensure they signed with Adidas-sponsored schools. Meanwhile, more college basketball corruption trials are scheduled and will include an NBA referee, an assistant from Auburn and assistant coaches from Arizona, Oklahoma and University of Southern California.

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