A federal grand jury in New York handed down the first two indictments relating to the college basketball corruption scandal on Tuesday to Chuck Person, the suspended associate head coach at Auburn, and Rashan Michel, the owner of a clothing company and a former NCAA referee.
Both individuals were charged with six counts related to the investigation unveiled in September. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 80 years in federal prison if they are found guilty.
Person and Michael are two of 10 individuals who were charged in the corruption and bribery scheme acting U.S. attorney Joon Kim called the “dark underbelly of college basketball” when the initial discovery was brought to light. Three other college basketball assistants, Oklahoma State’s Lamont Evans, USC’s Tony Bland, and Emanuel “Book” Richardson, were also accused of similar crimes in the federal documents.
SOURCE: CBS Sports