Rigging CYO basketball games

Hard to imagine a CYO coach spending serious money to rig the outcomes of games in the Harrisburg, Pa. diocese. But it's true.

Michael Kman, 45, of Enola, Pa., is charged with solicitation to rig publicly exhibited contests and harassment.

Kman is accused of offering $2,500 per game to two officials between January 2009 and January 2010 in exchange for fixing the outcome of the games, state police said.

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Kman was a basketball coach for a local Catholic Youth Organization program
at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola, state police said.

The Diocese of Harrisburg immediately released a statement deploring such behavior by this layman and taking swift action against game-rigging, saying,

The diocese suspended the Youth Protection Clearances that allowed Kman's involvement with youth and youth activities in any parish or school in the diocese.


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