ESPN.com news services | May 8, 2017

A former Kentucky men’s basketball director and NCAA employee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding professional athletes for nearly $1.3 million, aggravated identify theft and money laundering.

Former Kentucky football player Leon Smith, who owned and operated Lexington-based Legacy Pro Management Group and Legacy Athlete Management, was named in the indictment, according to a copy of the document obtained by Yahoo! Sports.

The indictment listed 14 counts of fraud and alleges that Smith misappropriated $1,298,506 in funds from September 2011 through January 2015 from four unnamed professional athletes who used his businesses for various financial services and other assistance, according to Yahoo.

The four alleged individuals were identified only by their initials in the indictment, but Yahoo reported that three of the four are Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (“S.M.”) and former NBA More >