Federal judge won't dismiss case against former Auburn coach

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit against a former Auburn University football coach.

The suit alleges Tommy Tuberville used a hedge fund to de-fraud clients of more than $1.7 million between 2008 and 2011.

Attorneys for Tuberville and his business partner have denied the allegations.

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