An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in an NCAA basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach and former Indiana Pacers star Chuck Person in a bribery scheme.
A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance.
Caprice R. Bearden, the company's former compliance officer, pleaded guilty in November to multiple criminal charges related to the sale of over-potent drugs. She later testified against her boss, who was convicted and awaits sentencing.
Parents, coaches and test administrators were charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities including Yale, Stanford, UCLA and Georgetown.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.