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VH1 Reality Show Basketball Wives Good Girl Gloria Govan a Felon?

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
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I watched one episode of Basketball Wives and that was enough for me, but since my followers on Twitter love the show, I have a general idea of what is going on.

A few weeks back we had audio from Matt Barnes who is the fiancée’ of Gloria Govan, one of the basketball non-wives on the show.  Barnes was upset about how the show was being presented (shocking).

Govan is portrayed on the show as the naive, young, and innocent one of the group, but we have found out she may not be so innocent.

In 2007, Govan was caught up in a “Cash for Grades” scandal at Diablo Valley College.  If you aren’t familiar with how a “Cash for Grades” operation works, let me explain.  In essence, hackers change grades in the computer system and students pay them for their services.

Here are more details of the case involving Govan:

Contra Costa County prosecutors have charged 34 current and former Diablo Valley College students with felony fraud and conspiracy in a cash-for-grades scheme that could imprison some for years.

Police were arresting suspects across California, and a number were in custody at County Jail in Martinez. Julian Revilleza, who investigators said was a ringleader, was charged with 23 felonies and could be sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison if convicted.

DVC investigators found unauthorized grade changes dating to 2000, with hundreds of dollars paid for each alteration. None of the charges referred to the changes made before 2001.

The long-running plot, revealed by the Times in January, was fostered by the college’s wide-open grade-management system. Nearly 90 people, including student employees, were authorized to change grades at DVC and the district’s other two colleges, Contra Costa and Los Medanos.

Brian Sanchez, Sumair Arif and Gloria Mendoza Govan arrived for arraignment but did not have an attorney. Judge Bessie P. Dreibelbis referred the three to the Public Defender’s Office and set a court date of Oct. 4. Nixon faces three counts of felony fraud and conspiracy.

The majority of the defendants, however, face significantly lower sentences. “Most who have one count,” Katague said, “face three years in state prison.”
Charged

The names, ages, hometowns and current school, if known, of 34 current and former DVC students charged with felonies:

Gloria Mendoza Govan, 21, Orinda

Ms. Govan pled to a lesser charge and received no jail time, to our understanding.

So while Govan has portrayed an “I’m better than you” attitude throughout the show, she might want to be a little more careful with that “uppity” attitude.

Because when you talking tough from the top floor of your “glass house” it only takes one stone to have the whole thing crashing down.

She just lucky Jack Bauer wasn’t investigating the case because she might not have her ear now (#24 Spoiler).

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