Gov: Fraudster raised money pitching Giuliani as firm’s face

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a fraudster facing sentencing next week lured one investor by bragging that Rudy Giuliani had agreed to be the face of a fraud-busting company that was a fraud itself. The revelation was included in court papers filed late Monday as prosecutors urged a judge to sentence David Correia next week to about three years in prison. The Florida man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission. His lawyer asked that he serve no prison time. But prosecutors said he deserves years in prison for a fraud that cheated seven individuals of over $2 million. They say he also doesn’t seem contrite.last_img read more

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson, ending prolonged coaching search

first_imgMullin was hired by his alma mater in March 2015 despite not having any coaching experience. The team struggled to a 38-60 record during his first three seasons but won 14 of its first 15 games in 2018-19.The Red Storm, however, fell apart and then dropped four of their final five games. Their season ended with a loss to Arizona State in the First Four. Welcome to New York, Mike Anderson!PRESS RELEASE:— St. John’s BBall (@StJohnsBBall) April 19, 2019Anderson spent the last eight seasons at Arkansas, where he registered a 169-102 record and reached three NCAA Tournaments. He was fired in late March after the Razorbacks finished 18-16 in 2018-19.The 59-year-old had previously coached at Alabama-Birmingham and Missouri. He has advanced to the big dance nine times over his 17-year career. Related News Brothers Sam and Joey Hauser transferring from Marquette St. John’s prolonged coaching search came to an end Friday when the school announced it has hired Mike Anderson to replace Chris Mullin.”My family and I are extremely excited to join the St. John’s University community,” Anderson said in a press release. “This basketball program is rooted with such great tradition and it has a history built by legendary coaches, so this is a humbling experience. I look forward to mentoring the young men who will represent St. John’s proudly on the court, in the classroom and in our community.”center_img “Coach Anderson is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the perfect fit to lead our program,” director of athletics Mike Cragg said.Mullin, the best player in St. John’s history, decided to step down as the program’s head coach earlier this month after four seasons.“I am forever grateful to St. John’s for giving me the opportunity to hear Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden roar again for college basketball and especially for our players,” Mullin said in a statement announcing his decision. “I will always support St. John’s University in keeping our basketball tradition alive.”Since then, the school has reportedly been turned down by multiple candidates. Its reported top choice, Bobby Hurley, signed a contract extension with Arizona State before Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser and UMBC’s Ryan Odom rejected inquiries from the Red Storm.Iona coach Tim Cluess, who played at the school for two seasons from 1979-81, also pulled his name out of the running earlier Thursday.Anderson seems like he’ll be in for a big rebuild at St. John’s. Guards Shamorie Ponds and Justin Simon declared early for the NBA Draft while forward Marvin Clark II graduated. Bryan Trimble Jr. and LJ Figueroa have also entered the transfer portal.A pair of key recruits, Cam Mack and Nate Tabor, decommitted following the departure of Mullin and his staff, as well. Chris Mullin explains decision to step down as St. John’s coachlast_img read more