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  • It appears Bribery charges against Bland not included in Indictment filed yesterday

    Bland still faces conspiracy charges, but the central bribery charge under 18 USC 666 is not stated against Bland.

    Lamont Evans and Book Richardson are charged with bribery (in addition to the conspiracy), as well as "honest services fraud" against their respective universities; Bland is not charged with the honest services fraud either.

    Indictment still alleges the payments of $13K to Bland and $9K to relatives "or a close family friend" to two players/recruits.

    Interesting.

  • #2
    More from the indictment . . .

    -- the payment made in connection with a current player (let's assume arguendo it might be Melton) was made to "a family member and/or a close family friend" of the player. That is legalese for a non-blood relative.

    -- the payment made in connection with the recruit/non-enrolled player was to "a family member."

    This may explain some recently developments.

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    • #3
      Best guess as to why Bland did not get indicted for bribery or honest services fraud: there is no eye witness of him taking money; unlike the cases with Book. Lamont Evans actually received some of his money using electronic wires (allegedly)!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chaseinmanhattan View Post
        Best guess as to why Bland did not get indicted for bribery or honest services fraud: there is no eye witness of him taking money;
        No eye witness of any money exchanging hands with everything related to SC here

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        • #5
          Sounds like Bland was careful and went back door. So someone other than bland gave someone other than momma melton money. Good luck with that. Sounds like a 6 game suspension

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Section118 View Post
            Sounds like Bland was careful and went back door. So someone other than bland gave someone other than momma melton money. Good luck with that. Sounds like a 6 game suspension
            Pretty clear that the payment did not go to a family member; but to “a close friend of the family.”

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            • #7
              Melton didn't take any money...we are holding him out as a precaution. Arizona on the other hand is playing everyone...they don't care..

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              • #8
                excellent cardinal and gold analysis, chase (seriously). perhaps tony consulted cam's dad prior to his shenanigans?

                fingers crossed. we are a final four squad with deanthony "swiss army" melton on both sides of the floor (especially defense).

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