Former UofL Basketball Assistant Faces A Federal Extortion Charge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Louisville is facing a federal extortion charge.

According to federal prosecutors, Dino Gaudio threatened to report to the media allegations that the University of Louisville Basketball program had violated NCAA rules in its production of recruiting videos and in its use of graduate students in practices.

Gaudio is accused of demanding UofL pay him 17 months of his salary after being told his contract would not be renewed.

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