Federal prosecutors on Tuesday added additional criminal counts to the indictment of Adidas executive James Gatto, alleging that he conspired to provide cash payments to the families of former basketball players at Kansas and NC State.
The superseding indictment also alleges that Adidas consultant Merl Code and Christian Dawkins, a runner for former NBA agent Andy Miller, conspired with Gatto to commit wire fraud and pay $100,000 to the father of Louisville recruit Brian Bowen.
Gatto, Code and Dawkins were among 10 men arrested in late September following the FBI’s clandestine investigation into bribes and other corruption in college basketball. They are scheduled to go on trial at U.S. District Court in New York in October.
The new indictment alleges Gatto and another unidentified Adidas consultant conspired to provide at least $90,000 to the mother of a former Kansas player between October 2016 and November 2017, and at least $20,000 to the legal guardian of a second player who committed to the Jayhawks in August 2017.
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