Following the accusations raised by the alleged victims, including Mr. Van Hooser, federal prosecutors opened an investigation. New York statute of limitations precludes state charges in the allegations of sexual abuse. Federal involvement thus far has included:
- Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Clymer is overseeing the investigation by the Secret Service and the Syracuse Police
- U.S. Secret Service agents have searched Mr. Fine’s Fayetteville, New York home, his office, a locker at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, and Mr. Fine’s bank safe deposit box
- The affidavits from federal agents have not been made public, as they feel it could compromise the safety of the sources of information in the affidavits
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