Charges dismissed against Augustine in corruption case

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Federal prosecutors have moved to dismiss charges against an ex-AAU program director who was arrested as part of the FBI probe of corruption in college basketball, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Brad Augustine had been charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering for his alleged part in what federal authorities contend was a system in place to funnel money to recruits and their families to influence their college and professional decisions.

Augustine, who ran the 1-Family program in Florida, was one of 10 people arrested last fall. Federal court documents filed then alleged that he accepted money from an undercover FBI agent and was involved in a plan to deliver $150,000 to an unnamed recruit.

The dismissal of charges comes on the heels of reports of potential misconduct on the part of an FBI agent involved in the case who is accused of the misuse of government money on gambling, food and drinks.