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NEW YORK — At least four NCAA basketball coaches are among those arrested by the FBI for their involvement in an NCAA corruption scheme.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against 10 people, including the four assistant NCAA basketball coaches, managers, financial advisers and representatives of sportswear company adidas.

The charges come after a two-year investigation into criminal influence in NCAA basketball.

The coaches charged in the case are accused of steering players to advisers who paid bribes to the coaches, Bloomberg reports.

The coaches accused include Lamont Evans, an assistant at Oklahoma State; Emanuel Richardson, an assistant at Arizona; Chuck Person, the associate head coach at Auburn; and Tony Bland, associate head coach at USC.