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According to this article by Murray Weiss in the New York Post today, the FBI has been investigating for more than a year an NBA official for betting on his own games.

The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is zeroing in on blockbuster allegations that the referee was making calls that affected the point spread to guarantee that he - and the hoods who had their hooks in him - cashed in on large bets.

The official, whose name was withheld, allegedly wagered on games during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 NBA seasons.

The sources indicated the referee apparently had a gambling problem, slipped into debt and fell prey to mob thugs.

"That's how he got himself into this predicament" by wagering with mob-connected bookies, one source said.
The name of the official hasn't come out yet, but I always thought Bennett Salvatore sounded like a guy with mob ties. I'm just sayin'...