MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal grand jury is expected to convene to consider criminal charges in the cheating scandal in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program, according to a report.
WCCO-TV reported Friday that former Golden Gophers star Bobby Jackson has been subpoenaed and plans to testify before a grand jury in Minneapolis later this month, according to his attorney, Kevin Short.
Short told the station that Jackson, now a member of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, is not a target of the investigation. Short told the station that Jackson has also been interviewed by the FBI, but he would not reveal the substance of those discussions.
Investigators are considering allegations that Jackson completed coursework for two correspondence courses that was fraudulently altered and mailed, which could constitute mail fraud, the station reported.
The station also said former coach Clem Haskins has consulted with well-known criminal defense attorney Ron Meshbesher. Meshbesher did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press for comment.
Jan Gangelhoff, the former tutor who admitted doing coursework for players, also reportedly plans to agree to a plea bargain in exchange for her testimony before a grand jury.
Gangelhoff's revelation in March 1999 led to an investigation that has so far resulted in former coach Clem Haskins' ouster, university-imposed sanctions and inquiries by federal authorities and the NCAA.
The university and the NCAA allege that both Haskins and former academic counselor Alonzo Newby knew about Gangelhoff's work for players.
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