Early End to Supervised Release Denied for NBA Ref

Tim Donaghy admitted that he took thousands from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on games — including games he worked

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 3:41 PM EDT
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Early End to Supervised Release Denied for NBA Ref

A federal judge has refused to allow an early end to supervised release for disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy.

Donaghy argued that he should be released early because of good conduct, and because it was difficult to find work while under court supervision. A judge denied the request Tuesday.
 
Donaghy admitted that he took thousands from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on games — including games he worked. The scandal tarnished the reputation of the league and raised questions about the integrity of its officiating.
 
Donaghy pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce. He was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison camp, and also served 33 of 36 total months of supervised release.
 

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