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Monday, November 20, 2017

Former ETSU coach is indicted
An audit report released Friday by East Tennessee State University alleges more than $106,000 of fraud and abuse allegations lodged at former head tennis coach Yaser Zaatini, who resigned earlier this year. And now The Tennessee comptroller's office has announced that a Washington County grand jury has indicted Zaatini on one count of theft of over $10,000 and 22 counts of forgery. The investigation started after ETSU's department of internal audit reported financial discrepancies in the tennis program. The report says the hall-of-fame coach was engaged in a “fairly sophisticated” scheme to forge student-athletes’ signatures on meal expenditure forms and print phony receipts for restringing tennis racquets . Suspect transactions stretched as far back as 2010, and the university’s audit team estimated nearly $86,000 in questionable expenses related to meals, racquet stringing, registration fees and other expenditures. Auditors also allege nearly $21,000 in unreported annual leave which is questionable. “It’s an audit that tells a story very different than the story that many of us have come to know about coach Zaatini over the course of our experience with him … but what we saw today is that appearances were not what they indicated in terms of what was happening behind the scenes,” university President Brian Noland said after the trustees meeting.


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