October 30, 2003 - Posted at 4:11 p.m. CDT
MEMPHIS, TN - A federal grand jury in Memphis today indicted University of Alabama booster (and Osceola native) Logan Young.
The Memphis businessman is charged on three counts, charging him with bankrolling a scheme that steered a high school standout football player to sign with the Crimson Tide.
According to a federal court clerk's office in Memphis, the counts charge Young with conspiracy, interstate travel to aid racketeering and structuring a financial transaction to evade reporting requirements.
Today's indictments are the latest development in a recruiting scandal exposed by a former high school coach, who has since pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Former Memphis Trezevant High School assistant Milton Kirk admitted taking part in a pay-off scheme to send Albert Means to Alabama two years ago.
Kirk's boss at Trezevant, former head coach Lynn Lang, also pleaded guilty to accepting $150,000 from Young to influence Means' choice of a college.
Authorities have said Means was a pawn in the scheme and apparently was unaware of it.
He transferred to the University of Memphis after one season at Alabama, but is now academically ineligible to play.