Chuck Person

Former Auburn Assistant Basketball Coach Avoids Prison

Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on Wednesday to serve community service during two years of supervised release. Judge Loretta A. Preska said “no purpose would be served by incarceration.” Prosecutors say Person accepted $91,500 in bribes…

Former Auburn Assistant Coach Chuck Person to Plead Guilty

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to entice young athletes to go to top schools. The change-of-plea hearing was revealed in a filing late Friday by prosecutors in Manhattan federal court. Person was scheduled to go to trial in June. The former…

Indictments Returned in College Hoops Bribery Scheme

A federal grand jury in New York City has returned indictments against four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme. The grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday against eight of 10 men arrested in September. Prosecutors say the men are accused of using bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors and agents. They face fraud…