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Charges dropped against former UNC tutor in sports scandal

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Jennifer Wiley (WTVD-TV)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said Thursday that charges have been dropped against former UNC tutor Jennifer Wiley in a scandal involving school players, according to WTVD.

Wiley (now married and known as Jennifer Lauren Thompson) was charged with athlete agent inducement — a Class I felony that carries a maximum sentence of 15 months in prison. Violations could also carry civil penalties of up to $25,000.

“After looking at the facts and sitting down with Ms. Thompson, Mr. Woodall determined that the cases against her should be dismissed. Ms. Thompson committed no crime at any time and we commend Mr. Woodall for doing the right thing and dismissing these cases. Ms. Thompson has suffered too much over the last four years and hopefully can now begin to put all of this behind her,” said her attorney Joe Cheshire.

The original indictment alleged Wiley provided former UNC football player Greg Little with roundtrip plane ticket to Florida in the amount of $579.50 in an attempt to get Little to sign with Terry Watson of the Georgia-based Watson Sports Agency.

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