PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has reported to a federal prison camp to begin his 15-month sentence in a gambling scandal.
Donaghy's attorney, John Lauro, says his client arrived at the Saufley Field minimum-security prison about 1 p.m. Tuesday.
A New York judge sentenced Donaghy in July after the 41-year-old referee said he took thousands of dollars from a professional gambler in exchange for inside tips on games including games he worked. Donaghy said he was a gambling addict who needs treatment, not incarceration.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting betting information through interstate commerce in the tips-for-payoffs scheme.