A former bookie was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to bribe basketball players at the University of San Diego.
Richard Francis Garmo, 43, of El Cajon, was the eighth and last defendant to be sentenced in San Diego federal court after an investigation the FBI called Operation Hook Shot.
Garmo and his co-defendants allegedly induced Brandon Johnson, the school's all-time leading scorer, to take bribes so that gamblers could win bets in Las Vegas. Johnson has been sentenced to six months in custody and a year's probation.
Thaddeus Brown, a former assistant basketball coach at the University of San Diego, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for his role in the conspiracy.