Martin's death puts government at 'major disadvantage'
DETROIT -- The death of ex-University of Michigan sports booster Ed Martin could hamper the obstruction of justice and perjury case against Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber, lawyers say.
Martin admitted he gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Webber and other former University of Michigan basketball players while they were in high school and college.
Martin, 69, had been expected to testify in Webber's case. But he died Friday of what is believed to have been a pulmonary embolism.
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