Point shaving investigation continuing

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina man believed to have inside knowledge of an alleged point-shaving scandal involving North Carolina State University basketball players Wednesday was questioned by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Angelo Carvana, 52, of Raleigh, appeared Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Don Overby on probation violation charges, and was questioned by two investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation.

'He has a lot of inside information,' said S. Anthony Turner, Carvana's lawyer. 'He's cooperating with the investigation.'

'He's the man who told ABC news that Robert Kramer knew about the point shaving at N.C. State University,' said Bill Dowdy, chief investigator with the SBI. Dowdy was referring to a Feb. 28 ABC News report of point shaving allegations at the school.

Dowdy said Carvana was interviewed saying he 'was told to bet on the Wake Forest game because it was it under control.'

'He told them Robert Kramer was responsible for fixing it,' Dowdy said.

During the report, three people, including a former Wolfpack player, said Charles Shackleford, a star center on the team, and three teammates conspired to fix a game between N.C. State and Wake Forest University and as many as three other games during the 1987-88 season.

ABC said Kramer organized the conspiracy. The three sources said Kramer paid the four as much as $1,000 each for each of the games.

Kramer has admitted giving Shackleford about $6,000 in cash during that season, but said it was to help Shackleford resist the efforts of an agent who wanted him to turn pro.

Shackleford has admitted that he received $65,000 in cash during 1987-88.

Dowdy acknowledged that Carvana has been questioned by investigators in the probe more than once.

Carvana was arrested April 12 in Washington, D.C., on a parole violation and waived extradition to North Carolina. He was returned to Raleigh on Tuesday.

The parole charge stems from Carvana's arrest on charges that include receiving stolen property. Overby reduced his bail from $30,000 to $2,000, and Carvana was released on bail.