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2 Indicted In Scandal Tied To University Of Louisville Basketball Recruiting

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NEW YORK (Courier-Journal) -- A grand jury in New York has indicted two men accused of illegally giving money to the families of University of Louisville basketball recruits.

The federal panel charged eight people as part of an unfolding investigation, including James Gatto, an Adidas executive, and Christian Dawkins, a sports agent.

See the full story here in the Courier-Journal.

The indictment accuses the men of conspiracy. All eight men previously were arrested as part of a federal investigation unveiled in September and charged with offenses related to wire fraud and money laundering. The probe alleges corruption involving college athletics officials, apparel companies, recruits and their families.

The Courier-Journal previously identified former Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino as being named anonymously as "Coach 2" in a federal complaint issued in September. 

Louisville fired Pitino, athletic director Tom Jurich and assistant coach Jordan Fair after the investigation was made public.

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