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Feds drop sex abuse case vs. Syracuse’s Bernie Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse assistant basketball coach his job and threw a top-ranked team into turmoil.

After a probe spanning nearly a year, US Attorney Richard Hartunian said Friday there was not enough evidence to support claims that Bernie Fine had molested a boy in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room.

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