Feds seek more info

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Fed­eral prose­cu­tors seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion about the in­volve­ment of Ok­la­homa State basketball in a wider cor­rup­tion scan­dal have asked the school to de­tail its com­mu­ni­ca­tions with three key play­ers in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, as well as play­ers and their par­ents. A grand jury sub­poena pro­vided to The Associated Press on Thurs­day asks Ok­la­homa State to pro­duce all com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween any mem­ber of the school’s coach­ing or ath­letic staff and for­mer sports agent Chris­tian Dawkins, fi­nan­cial ad­viser Martin Blazer and in­vest­ment ad­viser Mu­n­ish Sood. Dawkins and Sood are ac­cused of fun­nel­ing money to coaches and par­ents to con­vince play­ers to align with them if they turned pro. Blazer be­gan co­op­er­at­ing with au­thor­i­ties in 2014 and pleaded guilty last month to fraud and other crimes. Ac­cord­ing to the com­plaints, Blazer worked with fed­eral of­fi­cials to set up meet­ings with nu­mer­ous coaches and oth­ers in basketball to get ev­i­dence of bribery. The school pro­vided the sub­poena to The Associated Press af­ter a pub­lic records re­quest. The Ok­la­homan first re­ported the sub­poena’s ex­is­tence on Wed­nes­day.

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