NBA Says No Other Illegal Activities Among Officials Found

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday Oct. 2, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- A review of the NBA's officiating program has
made recommendations for significant changes, but found no evidence
of illegal activity by any referees other than Tim Donaghy.

The report, conducted by former federal prosecutor Lawrence
Pedowitz, was issued Thursday. It called for the creation of a
"culture of compliance" and the closer monitoring of games for
suspicious activity.

Commissioner David Stern chose Pedowitz's firm to conduct the
investigation last year after former referee Donaghy was charged
with betting on games he officiated and providing inside
information to gambling associates to win their bets. He is
currently serving a 15-month sentence.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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