Report: Auburn athletic department issued federal subpoena

The news isn’t getting any better for Auburn.

One day after the school learned a staffer may have taken a final exam for a football player, it was handed a federal subpoena in relation to the ongoing FBI investigation into college basketball according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Multiple Auburn officials confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Thursday that the department’s hired legal counsel office, Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham received the subpoena Wednesday. However, athletics officials would only say the subpoena seeks a wide spectrum range of documents and data from athletic department personnel.

Person has six charges against him including numerous types of bribery and fraud. Federal documents show Person was paid over $90,000 in bribes.

A spokesperson for the university president’s office confirmed that president Steven Leath was aware of the athletics department being issued the subpoena but had no further comment on the matter.

According to the report, Leath had previously been told by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York that the school atheletic department was not a target.

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