Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach arrested on federal corruption charges


Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach arrested on federal corruption charges

US prosecutors unveiled charges against 10 coaches, managers, financial advisers and representatives of a sportswear company, accusing them of bribery, fraud and corruption in recruitment in college basketball.

Evans joined the Oklahoma State coaching staff in 2016. The ten arrested include the coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a sportswear company.

A news conference was scheduled to officially announce major charges of fraud and corruption in NCAA basketball, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY.

Evans is accused of taking part in a bribery and fraud scheme involving three other college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major global sportswear company.

James Gatto, head of sports marketing at Adidas and five other executives with the company have also been taken into custody.

Court documents state the four assistants received benefits in "excess of $10,000 under a Federal program involving a grant, contract, subsidy, loan, guarantee, insurance and other form of Federal Assistance".