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Georgia Tech Basketball: Josh Pastner accusers facing fraud charges

The Ron Bell saga may finally be drawing to a close.

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

At long last, the Ron Bell saga of Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner’s career may finally be coming to an end.

Bell, along with his girlfriend, have had fraud charges brought against them by Arizona prosecutors.

Pastner was first accused by Bell in 2018 after an alleged encounter in 2016, and quite a bit of drama followed. Pastner always denied the allegations, saying that there was “zero truth to any of those disgusting, bogus allegations. It’s disgusting.”

I won’t dive too much into the history between Pastner and Bell, as you can read that in the story above.

From Mark Schlabach in the ESPN article:

According to Oro Valley Municipal Court records, Ron Bell, Pastner’s former friend, was charged Friday with providing false information to law enforcement and facilitation of a fraud scheme practice.

With all this now hopefully behind him, Pastner can put his full focus on Georgia Tech’s basketball team as it continues through the offseason.