More indictments to be unsealed in UNC football scandal

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.– Another indictment in the UNC Football scandal will be unsealed Wednesday and other indictments could be made public later this week, according to WTVD.

Last week, a former UNC tutor appeared in an Orange County courtroom on the first indictment made public in the case, which alleges she worked to encourage a student athlete to sign with a professional sports agent.

Jennifer Lauren Thompson (formerly Jennifer Wiley) is charged with athlete agent inducement. She faces four counts of athlete-agent inducement, which is a Class I felony that carries a maximum sentence of 15 months in prison.

An indictment unsealed Thursday alleges Thompson provided former UNC football player Greg Little with roundtrip plane ticket to Florida in the amount of $579.50.

The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office has been looking into whether sports agents broke the law by giving gifts to players. North Carolina law requires agents to register with the Secretary of State’s office and prohibits offering gifts to entice athletes to sign representation contracts.

Search warrants in the investigation have focused on Little and former UNC football player Marvin Austin, who allegedly told investigators an agent provided cash and other benefits.

More indictments against others accused in the case are also expected to be unsealed this week.

Read more: WTVD

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