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 NEW YORK (AP) -Lawyers for disgraced basketball referee Tim Donaghy (DAHN'-uh-gee) say their client deserves to be sentenced to probation because he cooperated in the probe into NBA betting and because he has ``a pathological gambling condition.''
The lawyers say in a Brooklyn federal court filing Monday that Donaghy ``provided crucial facts to government investigators'' probing the NBA betting scheme. They say the information ``will lead to future reforms'' of the NBA.
NBA executive Joel Litvin calls the filing a ``desperate act of a convicted felon who is hoping to avoid prison time.''
The veteran referee pleaded guilty last year to felony charges for taking cash payoffs from gamblers and betting on games he officiated. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 22.
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