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Federal government is investigating NBA players' union

U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan subpoenas documents regarding the business practices of the NBPA.

April 27, 2012|Wire reports
  • NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter, shown during a news conference in 2011, has confirmed that the U.S. attorney's office is seeking documents on the business practices of the players' union.
NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter, shown during a news conference in… (John Minchillo / Associated…)

The federal government is investigating the business practices of the NBA players' union.

The union confirmed Friday it has received a subpoena for documents from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and says it will cooperate with the investigation.

The NBPA also said in a statement that it has appointed a special committee to oversee an internal inquiry, including a financial audit.

Recent reports have questioned the NBPA's finances and spending practices, largely having to do with the hiring of family members and firms that employ relatives of Executive Director Billy Hunter. Hunter says he will cooperate with the internal inquiry, but will not be in involved in the effort so it remains independent.

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