Second person to face charges in UNC scandal
A second person is expected to face criminal charges Wednesday stemming from the football scandal at UNC.
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed Tuesday that the person, whom he declined to identify, is expected to turn him or herself in to Orange County authorities.
He said the person will have a first appearance in the Orange County Courthouse at 2 p.m.
The person will be the second of as many as five expected to face criminal charges in the sweeping athletic scandal that has kept the university under a dark cloud of criticism and damaged its once pristine reputation.
Last week, former UNC tutor Jennifer Wiley Thompson became the first person indicted for violating the state’s laws regarding sports agents.
Thompson was charged with four counts of athlete agent inducement for funneling $3,309 from agent Terry Watson to then-UNC wide receive Greg Little in 2010 to get Little to sign with Watson.
She is charged under the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act, which requires sports agents doing business in the state to be registered and prohibits giving money to players.
Each charge is a Class I felony, which carries a sentence of up to 15 months and civil fines of up to $25,000.