Dallas News Theodore Kritza, a former business manager for Richard Jefferson has been charged with defrauding the Cleveland Cavaliers forward of $7 million during his NBA career.
Kritza has been charged with 22 count of bank fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft according to a June 14thindictment in U.S. District in Tucson, Arizona. The information was obtained by the Arizona Daily Star.
The ex-manager is accused of fraudulently taking $6.99 million from Jefferson between 2004 and 2013. He went so far as to allegedly forge his signature on legal documents making himself power of attorney.
Jefferson hired Kritza only to handle bill payments and to manage his financial accounts. He paid the company $250,000 a year.