Rodney D. Jones:
Assistant athletics director for the Williams Fund until mid-April, when he resigned after being on administrative leave since early March. He is said by Freeman’s attorney to have made money — unreported to the IRS — on sales of tickets to KU basketball games, both at Allen Fieldhouse and to postseason tournaments. He is former manager of the KU Ticket Office.
He joined Kansas Athletics in 1997 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, where he had been an assistant in student support services in the Sooners’ athletics department.
David R. Freeman: Lawrence developer who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation to land-development bribery case in Junction City. He also, his attorney Carl Cornwell says, provided information to federal prosecutors, IRS and FBI about ticket problems — involving “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in tickets for KU regular-season and tournament games — involving both Kansas Athletics Inc. and the Williams Fund, problems that spurred the KU investigation that led to five resignations of Kansas Athletics personnel.
Freeman’s disclosures already had triggered the federal investigations that Cornwell expects to lead to federal charges including theft, money laundering and tax evasion.
He owned land and started construction of a home that now is owned and occupied by KU Coach Bill Self.