The long history of sports corruption is peopled by defendants prosecuted for tangential misdeeds. Add to that list Tim Donaghy, the ex-NBA referee who was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge to 15 months in prison for providing gamblers with tips on basketball games based on his insider access to the athletes. Donaghy's crimes? In addition to conspiring to transmit gambling information, he deprived his employer, the NBA, of the "intangible right" to his "honest services."
NBA's Right to Honesty Nets Referee
New York Law Journal
July 30, 2008