Prosecutor seeks information on Donaghy investigation

    ESPN: A Phoenix prosecutor is seeking the federal files in the investigation of disgraced ex-NBA official Tim Donaghy, who was sentenced in July to 15 months in prison in a gambling scandal.

    In sentencing Donaghy, the judge said he’d let the sport down by taking thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on games — including ones he refereed.

    Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas asked a year ago for access to information from the FBI’s investigation of Donaghy. Thomas said he wanted to know whether Donaghy broke any Arizona laws while officiating two Phoenix Suns-Los Angeles Lakers playoff games in 2007.

    Thomas was told he’d have to wait until the investigation was concluded. Now that it has, Thomas has sent a follow-up letter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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    • lakrfan4life

      so thats y the lakers lost that series…

    • Lakers 24 7

      Was he officiated the series back in 2006 also? I knew we shoulda finished the Suns off when we had that 3-1 lead. But those bastards managed to come back…hmmmm was a crooked reff on their side?