Already in turmoil as it works through a conflict involving executive director Billy Hunter and president Derek Fisher, the National Basketball Players Association is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's office, report Scott Soshnick and Mason Levinson of Bloomberg.com.
According to Bloomberg, the union confirmed the news in a statement today, saying "the NBPA will cooperate fully with the government’s investigation." The union has also appointed a six-member committee of player reps and executive committee members to oversee an internal inquiry, including a financial audit.
The NBPA has been in the news frequently this past week, after a call for a business review by Fisher led to the executive committee requesting the union president's resignation. Since then, Hunter has faced accusations of nepotism, with reports suggesting that many of his relatives are on the NBPA's payroll or have business relationships with the union.