Latest Tim Donaghy Stories

2009-08-25 12:29:18

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been returned to jail in Florida for allegedly violating terms of his probation for a gambling conviction, authorities said. Donaghy, 42, of Bradenton, was arrested Monday by U.S. marshals and ordered held without bail in a Hillsborough County jail in Tampa, the St. Petersburg, (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. Details of the alleged probation violation were not released. Donaghy had been given a 15-month prison sentence for using inside information to bet on...

2009-06-17 12:30:37

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy will enter a halfway house in Tampa, Fla., after being released from a federal prison, sources say. Without naming its sources, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Donaghy would be released Wednesday from a federal prison camp in Pensacola, Fla., to a Tampa halfway house, after serving a 15-month sentence on two federal conspiracy charges. Donaghy pleaded guilty in 2007 to charges he used information not available to the public to bet on NBA games, the...

2008-10-02 18:00:03

A 116-page report says Tim Donaghy was the only NBA referee involved in a highly publicized betting scandal. The report was released Thursday by Lawrence B. Pedowitz, a former chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He was appointed by the league to review its officiating program and make recommendations, and his report followed a 14-month investigation. Pedowitz recommended significant changes, but found no evidence of...

2008-07-29 15:00:15

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy received a 15-month prison sentence Tuesday for his role in betting on NBA games. Donaghy, who pleaded guilty last August to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce, could have received up to 33 months. The suburban Philadelphia native, who allegedly had a significant gambling problem, fell into debt with bookies that had mob...

2008-07-29 09:00:15

By Anthony M. Destefano, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 29--Former professional basketball referee Timothy Donaghy is a "pathological" gambler whose betting activity was so out of control that he would place $500 wagers on winning holes when he played golf, a gambling addiction counselor said. "In short, he could not stop himself from gambling," treatment counselor Stephen Block said in a statement filed in federal court in Brooklyn. Donaghy, 42, is to be sentenced today by Judge Carol...

2008-06-30 06:02:36

By Anthony M. Destefano, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 30--Charges made by a disgraced NBA referee that officials fixed games and showed favoritism haven't been supported by evidence that any crimes were committed, federal prosecutors said Friday. In a letter filed in Brooklyn federal court, assistant U.S. attorney Jeffrey Goldberg said that since allegations made by Timothy Donaghy about other referees committing misconduct weren't verified by an investigation, he shouldn't get a special...

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