University of Miami

UM basketball coach Larrañaga receives grand jury subpoena for records, report says

Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larrañaga gives instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College Eagles at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larrañaga gives instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College Eagles at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

University of Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga received a grand jury subpoena for his phone records and emails as part of the FBI bribery probe, according to a tweet by Los Angeles Times reporter Nathan Fenno.

The Herald reported a few weeks ago that Larrañaga turned over his records to federal authorities. The coach also was interviewed by the FBI at Miami International Airport a few weeks ago.

“We are not legally allowed to discuss anything related to grand jury subpoenas or any matters related to a grand jury, but we want the U.S. Atttorney’s office to have every relevant communication and document in this case, the sooner the better,” said Ed Shohat, Larrañaga’s attorney. “We are fully complying.”

Larrañaga has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and insists he and his staff never so much as discussed payments for high school recruits.

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