SAN DIEGO - Thaddeus Brown, the former assistant coach at the University of San Diego, was sentenced Thursday to a year behind bars for conspiring to commit sports bribery, according to federal prosecutors.
The indictment charged that Brown and others influenced the outcome of basketball games at the University of San Diego during the 2009-2010 season and then attempted to recruit players to do the same during the 2010-2011 season, according to authorities.
Brown was indicted in November and eight of the 10 defendants named in the indictment have also pleaded guilty.
According to court documents, Brown, during the 2006-2007 season, bribed co-defendant Brandon Johnson to influence the outcome of basketball games during the 2009-2010 season while Johnson was a member of USD's basketball team.
Brown and his co-conspirators then profited by placing bets at Las Vegas casinos on games Johnson influenced.