Former adidas exec convicted in college basketball corruption case

Former adidas executive James Gatto, along with two other men involved in college basketball recruiting, have been convicted in a corruption case that has uncovered the payment of inducements to recruits to sign for universities sponsored by the German sportswear giant.

A federal court in Manhattan yesterday (Wednesday) found Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code guilty of fraud charges. Sentencing has been set for March 5 with two further trials connected to the scandal to take place next year.

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