Louisville was mentioned in a “superseding indictment” from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Tuesday that “expands the scope of the charged wire fraud conspiracy to include alleged payments” to student athletes and families.
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York just announced additional charges in the college hoops investigation. pic.twitter.com/TYyoSPJx1S
— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) April 10, 2018
In Sept. 2017, an FBI investigative report alleged Louisville paid 5-star recruit Brian Bowen and his family $100,000. The investigation didn’t specifically name Bowen, but the details provided in the report made it pretty evident that it was Bowen and Louisville.
This latest report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office provides the same details as the one from the FBI. This report names Louisville and says the school paid a student-athlete $100,000.
Per FBI investigation, superseding indictment filed today includes alleged payment of $90,000 to family of student-athlete at Kansas, and $100,000 to family of student-athlete at Louisville.
— Dana O'Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) April 10, 2018
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports reports the charges do not involve any other players from Louisville.
The new charges do not pertain to anyone at Miami or Louisville. Recycling of the old charges involving those schools. New charges are to KU and NC State.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) April 10, 2018
The other three schools in the superseding indictment were Miami, Kansas and N.C. State. Clues in the FBI report last fall led many to believe Miami was involved, but Kansas and N.C. State are new players in the investigation.
The superseding indictment released Tuesday also adds “substantive” wire fraud counts, which is on top of the original charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bribery and payment of bribes and gratuities to an agent of a federally funded organization.