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Guilty plea in NY college basketball transcript scandal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 28, 2017 at 3:50 p.m.



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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York community college basketball coach accused of scheming to get star players into NCAA Division I schools with forged transcripts has pleaded guilty.

District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says Tyrone Mushatt has admitted providing St. John's University with a forged transcript for a Westchester Community College player.

Mushatt also admitted that he conspired to possess and turn over 10 forged WCC transcripts of six players to St. John's, Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University, Concordia College and Florida A&M University.

Several players were ruled ineligible.

The scandal was uncovered in October 2014 by The Journal News. It prompted the community college to cancel the two men's seasons and a women's season.

The schools assisted investigators.

Mushatt was promised probation if he stays out of trouble.

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