Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This update is likely a sign of things to come and there will be considerable updates to the NBA scandal blog in the coming days and weeks.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
His forthcoming project, Barrel of a Gun, examines in detail the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and the myriad events that followed the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Wesley Cook).
I don't tweet - or anything of the sort, but you can follow the project here.
He takes his craft quite seriously and has been working studiously on this important history. I'll be sure to offer updates as the project nears completion.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Note: As has been posted elsewhere, City Paper's Mary Patel spent some time looking into the project and posted her tidbits here and here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is ridiculously light, for a host of reasons (not the least of which is that the established/public version of the scandal is overly simplistic and error-prone, making a synopsis here problematic). So...here at least is the state of affairs regarding the offending parties:
Each of the three participants in the NBA betting scandal pleaded guilty and was sentenced to federal prison. Pro gambler Jimmy Battista and his lifelong pal Tommy Martino were sentenced on July 11, 2008, while referee and mutual friend (and fellow Cardinal O’Hara High alum) Tim Donaghy was sentenced on July 14, 2008. For his admitted crimes (i.e., illegal gambling), Battista received a sentence of 15 months. Donaghy and Martino were each sentenced to 12 months in prison, and all three men began serving time in September 2008. As of October 2009, each man has successfully completed his term.
The seminal coverage of the scandal in the NY Post on July 20, 2007:
Link to an ESPN story covering referee Tim Donaghy's sentencing. There is an incredible assortment of links to scandal analysis in the sidebar (I'll be addressing the predictable, though arguably misguided, focus on Donaghy in the very near future):
The NBA’s so-called “Pedowitz Report” (about which I’ll have quite a bit to say in the near future):
The Federal Wire Act:
Related - though not necessarily suggested - reading (in alphabetical order by author):
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Insider information could help authorities target drug kingpins
The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has posted McKendrick's recent indictment (in .pdf format):
April 2008 Indictment of Ricardo McKendrick, Sr. and Ricardo McKendrick, Jr.
For previous coverage of McKendrick's situation, see:
Philly's Black Mafia in the news (again)