No Prison For 'Crucial Witness' In NCAA Hoops Bribery Trials

By Frank G. Runyeon (September 12, 2019, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A key government witness in the National Collegiate Athletic Association corruption cases has dodged both prison time and probation, with a Manhattan federal judge on Thursday ruling he had provided an important service at trial.

At the noon hearing, U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood immediately informed financial adviser Munish Sood that she would not give him any prison time for paying bribes to college coaches or funneling illicit payments from Adidas to student athletes' families, reasoning that his early cooperation, the information he provided and his role as a "narrator" at trial warranted it.

"I have not imposed an incarceratory sentence...

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