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Gambler in Toledo sports bribery gets 70-month prison term
DETROIT (AP) A rogue Detroit gambler who bribed players to fix the results of University of Toledo games was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Tuesday for corrupting college sports and committing other crimes.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said he would reluctantly accept a sweeping plea deal that capped Ghazi "Gary" Manni's prison sentence at 70 months.
"He was the prime actor in those conspiracies," the judge said. "The result of his actions was not simply to degrade those sport or athletic events. He also ended up destroying the careers of the people he bribed, the athletes at the University of Toledo and at least one jockey."MORE
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