WHITE PLAINS – Former Westchester County Community College head
basketball coach Tyrone Mushatt, 43, of the Bronx, was indicted and arraigned
on Thursday on an 18-count indictment alleging that he used forged and
falsified transcripts to help players earn spots in National Collegiate
Athletic Association teams at four-year schools.
Mushatt was indicted on 17 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument
as felonies and one count of misdemeanor conspiracy.
It is alleged that from 2012 through 2014, Mushatt, while leading the
WCC men’s basketball program, possessed falsified and forged official
transcripts to make it appear that certain players took courses and received
grades that they did not.
Mushatt forwarded the falsified transcripts to NCAA fur-year schools including
St. John’s University, Florida A & M University, Concordia College,
Quinnipiac University, and Wilmington University, to help the players
to gain entry into their basketball programs.
In many instances, the players’ real transcripts did not reflect
sufficient credits, subject matter proficiency, and grades to have allowed
them to transfer to the four-year schools to which they had applied.