United States vs. Battista

I have been a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) for a number of years.  In addition to hosting an annual conference that I hope to attend for the first time in 2011, SRLA also has two publications.  The first is a peer-reviewed academic journal called Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.  I published articles in the journal in both 2000 and 2009 and look forward to publishing additional articles in the future.  The second print publication is a quarterly newsletter.  The most recent newsletter came out today and included eight pages of case summaries that were very interesting.  As someone who has published an article about basketball referees, the case summary of United States vs. Battista caught my eye.  Although the case turns on the legality of restitution in a criminal proceeding, it also provides some additional background on the NBA referee gambling scandal story that broke in 2007.  A copy of the case can be found here