Four assistant basketball coaches were arrested among 6 others on federal corruption charges Tuesday, for taking illegal bribes to steer NBA prospects to sign with certain agents. 

Chuck Person of Auburn University, Emanuel Richardson of the University of Arizona, Tony Bland of USC and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State are all in federal custody and will appear in court Tuesday. 

Person played 14 years in the NBA after being drafted fourth overall in the 1986 draft. 

James Gatto, Adidas' director of Global Marketing, was also charged among other financial advisors and managers. 

The investigation began in 2015 federal authorities said, according to AP Sports. 

The investigation has revealed several instances in which coaches have exercised that influence by steering players and their families to retain particular advisers, not because of the merits of those advisers, but because the coaches were being bribed by the advisers to do so,
— Criminal Compliant papers via AP Sports

The coaches were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to use their influence over athletes to sign with advisors and managers. According to investigators, the coaches had "enormous influence" over the athletes. 

More details will be discussed in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. 
 

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