Thursday, January 24, 2008
Donaghy's sentencing in betting scandal moved to April
ESPN.com news services
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy's sentencing on two felony charges stemming from a basketball gambling scam has been delayed again until April.
Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last August to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmitting betting information across state lines, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. April 18 in New York.
Donaghy, 41, has been free on $250,000 bond. He resigned as an NBA referee on July 9.
Court papers say Donaghy started placing bets on NBA games in 2003. He then gave gamblers inside information, including tips on which crews would officiate games and how the various officials and players interacted, according to the documents. He faces up to 25 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.