King Midas in reverse

Could there be any development somehow both more appropriate and more ironic to the federal criminal investigation of college basketball recruiting than this?

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday morning that an FBI agent involved in the case in an undercover capacity is under criminal investigation for misappropriating money for drinking, gambling and eating. Ultimately, the Journal reported, it could compromise the FBI agent’s ability to serve as a witness for the prosecution.

And the “No shit, Sherlock” Award today goes to this genius.

“This is a bad development for the prosecution,” said a person with direct knowledge of the case. “The general public and sports fans were promised a bill of goods by the prosecutors. It’s pretty clear early on in this case, they’re not the white knights they said they were.”

‘Ya think?

This is what happens when you try to give criminal enforcement cover for a corrupt organization.  It rubs off.  And since we’re talking about the NCAA here, surely there’s more to come.

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8 responses to “King Midas in reverse

  1. 81Dog

    Wait, are we talking about the basketball investigation, or some other FBI investigation.?😉

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  2. mwo

    Was the second quote attributed to Tony Barnhart?

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    “an FBI agent involved in the case in an undercover capacity is under criminal investigation for misappropriating money for drinking, gambling and eating.”

    If you are undercover investigating Pitino, it’s what you do.

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  4. Kevin

    Unfortunately, this is the same group of hacks “investigating” (or “framing”, whichever term you choose to use here) some of our nation’s leaders.

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Drinking, gambling, and eating”, and he wasted the rest.

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  6. South FL Dawg

    You have to fit in with the crowd you’re investigating 😉

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