SI.com: Federal Prosecutors Get Underwhelming Win in Second College Hoops Corruption Trial
It's never good to be convicted of a felony, but client recruiter Christian Dawkins and basketball organizer Merl Code seem relieved by the jury's verdict in the second college basketball corruption trial. Following a two-week trial, jurors on Wednesday afternoon returned guilty verdicts on two of the six charges faced by Dawkins, and on one of the four charges faced by Code. Jurors convicted Dawkins of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery while they convicted Code of conspiracy to commit bribery. Jurors, however, found Dawkins and Code not guilty on charges for wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the travel act and, in the case of Code, not guilty on a bribery charge.