Investigation into Binghamton imminent

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Retired New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye will lead an independent investigation of Binghamton's athletic program.

University president Lois DeFleur called for an audit of the program after the releases last month of star basketball player Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben, who's facing drug charges, and five of his teammates.

State University of New York officials say Wednesday that Kaye, who retired as chief judge of the state's top court at the end of last year, will lead the investigation. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has previously said the review will be overseen by the executive committee of the SUNY board of trustees.

Kaye works for a New York City law firm. As head of the Court of Appeals, she also oversaw operations of New York's court system.