Ringleader in San Diego Game Fixing Gets 30 Months

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One of the main characters in a plot to fix University of San Diego basketball games has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. The case revolved around the results of a single game against Loyola Marymount, and the scheme is reported to have earned Goria and his associates more than $120,000.

Steve Goria, one of the ringleaders in a plan to fix several San Diego basketball games, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Goria plead guilty in August to attempting to fix games, in a plot that included marijuana trafficking and illegal sports gambling.

According to Goria's plea agreement, he admitted that in total "the conspiracy profited more than $120,000."

Goria will serve 30 months with credit for time served as he was not able to raise funds for a $250,000 bond following his arrest.

Former San Diego players Brandon Johnson and Brandon Dowdy are still slated to appear in court on Dec. 3. The two players pleaded not guilt to fixing a game against Loyola Marymount in 2010, a game the Toreros lost by three. San Diego had been favored to win by 3.5 and blew a late lead.

Johnson is the school's all-time leader in scoring and assists. Dowdy left the program during his sophomore year and ended his career at UC Riverside.

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