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Ex-Arizona assistant Book Richardson sentenced to prison in bribery case

Defendants Appear In Court Amid Charges Of NCAA Basketball Fraud And Corruption

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Emanuel Richardson exits the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan on October 10, 2017 in New York City. Several people associated with NCAA Basketball have been charged as part of a corruption ring. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of supervised release for his role in the case that the FBI brought following their investigation into corruption in college basketball.

Prosecutor’s asked for an 18-24 month prison sentence for Richardson.

Richardson was one of 10 people arrested in September of 2017 following a two-year FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball recruiting. Richardon entered a guilty plea in January, admitting that he accepted $20,000 in bribes to influence players that were on the Arizona roster to hire Christian Dawkins, an ex-NBA agent turned financial advisor.

On Wednesday, former USC assistant coach Tony Bland was sentenced but only received probation and will not serve jail time.