Several NCAA D1 head and assistant coaches charged in fraud, corruption probe

The Attorney's Office plans to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. central; download the FOX23 News app for an alert when the conference begins.

Four college basketball assistant coaches have been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a corruption scheme, according to Tom Winter of NBC News.

Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches charged in corruption scheme.

Tony Bland (right) is among 4 coaches facing corruption charges.

"There will be a press conference today at noon to announce charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball". Evans is one of four coaches who has reportedly been arrested as part of the investigation.

Jim Gatto, Adidas' Director of Global Sports Marketing for Basketball, also is named in the case, according to Ian Thomas of the SportsBusiness Journal.

According to NBC reporter Tom Winter, the court documents show that the federal government has been investing the criminal influence of money on coaches since 2015. He previously served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under former head coach Brad Underwood.

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