Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach Chuck Person has been listed as a defendant in a federal bribery case. He has also been suspended without pay from the university.

The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office for the southern district of New York.

According to legal documents, the charges result from a scheme involving bribery, corruption, and fraud in intercollegiate athletics.

According to the report below, that in the fall of 2016 Chuck Person participated in a bribery scheme in which he successfully directed student-athletes to retain services of a specific financial advisor and business manager.

EETV will live stream a press conference at noon with the U.S. Attorney's office for the southern district of New York.

In response to the charges, Auburn University released the following statement:

"This morning’s news is shocking. We are saddened, angry and disappointed. We have suspended Coach Person without pay effective immediately. We are committed to playing by the rules, and that’s what we expect from our coaches. In the meantime, Auburn is working closely with law enforcement, and we will help them in their investigation in any way we can."

Auburn University President Steven Leath released the same statement in a series of tweets. 



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