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NBA's Ex-Ref Tim Donaghy Rearrested Two Months After Release

Gambling News - August 26th, 2009 - Written by Glen

tim donagy nba refTim Donaghy, a fallen-from-grace former NBA referee, was arrested in 2007 on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transferring betting information. He had received 15 months for his crime, and was sentenced in November of 2007. He was released in June, and sent to a halfway house. Tim has, as of late August, been rearrested for a violation of his probation.

The former referee was convicted for gambling on games, even those he had been supervising. He had sold inside information to other gamblers in exchange for money. His insider tips landed him with the charges, and his employment with the NBA had been severed.

Donaghy, 42, was released into the halfway house, where he was to stay until October. The U.S. Marshall arrested Donaghy once more, under crimes that he had allegedly skipped work. According to public records, Donaghy was booked on Monday at 11 in the morning.

Donaghy's 13 month prison term may end up fulfilling the 15 months he was originally charged with, though what will happen with this violation is purely speculation. No bail has been set for the ex-Referee.

Source - Associated Press

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