Report: USC issued subpoenas by federal grand jury in basketball bribery case

A federal grand jury in New York has issued wide ranging subpoenas to USC, one of the four schools whose assistants were arrested and charged in the college basketball bribery and corruption case, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Arizona, Oklahoma State and Auburn have also been issued subpoenas.

The subpoenas were sent the day after the coaches were charged in September and were signed by the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim. The subpoenas seek a vast array of records from the universities.

USC has turned over the laptop computers used by assistant Tony Bland, the Trojans assistant that was arrested in connection with the case. Bland has been placed on administrative leave by USC. The school has also announced it has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead an internal investigation.

According to the report, USC has also handed over the laptops of head coach Andy Enfield and assistants Jason Hart and Chris Capko. Enfield, Hart and Capko have not been charged or implicated in the case.

According to public records obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the subpoena issued to Oklahoma State seeks to scope a wide range of materials.

The scope of material sought by the subpoena is broad: “This Subpoena applies to any responsive documents wherever they may be found, including any of personal electronic devices, including any cellular phone or other telephone, pager, tablet, laptop computer, desktop computer, personal email, cloud storage, messaging or social media accounts used by employees or members of Oklahoma State University to conduct Oklahoma State University business.”

The subpoena issued to Oklahoma State is identical to the one that was issued to USC, according to the Los Angeles Times report.

The subpoena orders the four schools to produce records by Oct. 17.

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