Detroit-area gambler sentenced in Toledo sports bribery

DETROIT (AP) The last of nine people convicted in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo has been sentenced.

A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday told Mitchell ''Ed'' Karam that he will spend two years in prison and serve three years' supervised release.

Prosecutors say Karam was the ''money man'' who split bribes with another Detroit-area gambler, Ghazi ''Gary'' Manni. Seven Toledo basketball and football players got money and other gifts to alter their play in games a decade ago.

In June, Manni was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for the Toledo scheme and other crimes.

Karam's lawyer had said Karam was in his 80s and has poor health. He said it would be ''unthinkable'' to send Karam to prison.

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