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Article Date: February 2018
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Feds Drop Charges against Key Figure in Hoopgate Case

In a sign that the federal government case involving payoffs to athletes and families is starting to unravel, the U.S. attorney moved Friday to drop charges against Jonathan Augustine, the AAU coach who was alleged to have taken cash from Adidas that was supposedly to support his team but was actually funneled to the family of a key recruit at the University of Louisville. Prosecutors are claiming that the scheme defrauded the university because the payments were violations of NCAA rules and thus rendered the athlete ineligible for play. The legal theory is that the scheme is defrauding the colleges ... Log in to view full article.


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