Prosecutors said Person accepted $91,500 of bribes over 10 months.
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U.S. authorities Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, following a two-year corruption probe.Prosecutors said they uncovered two related schemes, including one in which apparel executives, financial advisers and others bribed assistant college coaches to steer elite players to them, and a second in which players were allegedly bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by Adidas.Among those charged was Chuck Person, a former National Basketball Association star who became associate head coach at Auburn University, his alma mater.The other coaches charged are Anthony "Tony" Bland from the University of Southern California; Lamont Evans from Oklahoma State University and formerly the University of South Carolina; and Emanuel "Book" Richardson from the University of Arizona.
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