Battista sentenced to 15 months in prison; Martino gets one year

Updated: July 24, 2008, 7:23 PM ET
By John Barr | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Two former classmates of disgraced referee Tim Donaghy will spend more than a year in federal prison for their roles in the betting scandal that rocked the NBA.

James Battista, a professional gambler, was sentenced to 15 months for making bets on NBA games based on Donaghy's inside tips. Thomas Martino, the go-between who spoke to Donaghy before games and delivered thousands of dollars when Donaghy's tips paid off, will serve a year in prison.

Both men broke down ...

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