Criminal Law

NAA Basketball Trial: Guilty Verdicts on Bribery Conspiracy

A prospective agent and a former shoe company consultant were convicted Wednesday of conspiring to commit bribery in the final major case to go to trial as part of a vast federal investigation into college basketball recruiting practices.

Like the case itself, the judgment against the would-be agent, Christian Dawkins, and the former Adidas employee, Merl Code Jr., fell short of the clear outcome prosecutors had hoped to achieve. Dawkins was convicted on only two of six counts he faced, and Code on one of four.

Dawkins, 26, and Code, 45, were also convicted of fraud in a separate trial last year. Both have been sentenced to six months in prison, a term they are appealing.

Read the source article at The New York Times


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