Contact Us

U.S. Attorney’s Office Closes Fine Investigation

Photo: Getty Images

The United States Attorney’s Office today announced that the year-long investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by a former Syracuse University basketball coach is now closed.

Attorney Richard Hartunian says that there is not enough evidence to bring federal criminal charges against Bernie Fine who was the Associate Head Coach of the SU Basketball program.

Last November, the U.S. Attorney’s Office was made aware of the allegations that Fine had engaged in sexual activity with underage males.  An investigation was quickly sparked with help of the Syracuse Police, the U.S. Secret Service, and several other local and federal agencies.

In all, approximately 130 witnesses were interviewed and investigators examined over 100,000 pages of documents, including electronic mail messages, financial records, travel records, and other materials, as well as items seized during the execution of federal search warrants.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says the evidence would not be sufficient to sustain a conviction. However, they encourage people with relevant information that have not yet come forward, to call the tip line, 1-855-395-1106, or contact the U.S. Secret Service or the Syracuse Police Department.

Fine was removed from his coaching position by Syracuse University in November of 2011 amidst the allegations.

More from WNBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!