With 10 people, including four college basketball assistant coaches, being federally charged in a fraud and corruption case, here's what you need to know about the investigation.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim announced the charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball on Sept. 26, 2017. Along with the coaches, also charged were managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.
"The investigation has revealed several instances in which coaches have exercised that influence by steering players and their families to retain particular advisers, not because of the merits of those advisers, but because the coaches were being bribed by the advisers to do so," according to court documents.
The coaches arrested in the case include Auburn assistant Chuck Person, seen here in 2012.
USC assistant Tony Bland (right), seen here with USC head coach Andy Enfield.
Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans (center).
And Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson, seen here in the center, sitting on the bench.
All four coaches charged in the case have been either suspended or placed on administrative leave by their schools. The U.S. Department of Justice said each of the coaches faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison.
James Gatto, Adidas Basketball's head of global marketing, was among those targeted in the probe, according to court documents.
At the news conference detailing the charges, federal authorities said the FBI has been investigating the criminal influence of money on NCAA coaches and players since 2015.
In a statement calling the allegations "deeply disturbing," NCAA president Mark Emmert said, "We have no tolerance whatsoever for this alleged behavior."
While not charged in the case, the scandal appears to have effectively cost Louisville head coach Rick Pitino (pictured) and athletic director Tom Jurich their jobs, with both being placed on administrative leave Sept. 27.
Prosecutors say at least three high school recruits were promised payments of as much as $150,000, using funds funneled by Gatto, to attend two schools sponsored by Adidas. While Louisville isn't mentioned by name in the charges, interim president Greg Postel later confirmed the school is part of the investigation.