Former Adidas Execs, Agent Want Corruption Charges Dropped in FBI Probe
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  • Former Adidas Execs, Agent Want Corruption Charges Dropped in FBI Probe

    Former Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins will seek to have their federal corruption charges dropped Thursday in a New York district court. 

    Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com reported the three will argue the accusations made in federal documents do not constitute a crime. Gatto, Code and Dawkins are accused of funneling money from Adidas to recruits in exchange for them signing with Adidas-sponsored schools and continuing with the company once they...


  • Judge denies motion to drop charges in corruption case against ex-Adidas execs, agent

    U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss federal criminal charges against three of the 10 men arrested for their alleged roles in the FBI's two-year investigation into college basketball corruption. Attorneys representing former Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins argued in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday morning that what their clients are accused of doing --...


  • Former Miami Beach official arrested on corruption charges

    A former official for the city of Miami Beach surrendered to authorities Tuesday on corruption charges.

    Mariano Fernandez, 64, who was the former Miami Beach building director, is charged with unlawful compensation for official behavior and conspiracy to commit unlawful compensation.

    Fernandez was fired from his position in November by the city manager after an anonymous tipster claimed that Fernandez was receiving favors, such as free hotel stays, from a South Beach hotel that he was in charge...