Ex-KU Official Wants Judge To Toss Out Sentence

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former University of Kansas assistant athletics director wants a judge to throw out his sentence in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy, saying his lawyer did a poor job.

Rodney Jones is serving a 46-month federal prison sentence in Oklahoma. He was among seven people convicted in a scheme for the unlawful sales of Jayhawk season tickets.

Jones has filed a motion claiming his attorney prevented him from cooperating with an internal university investigation. Two defendants who did cooperate received probation.

Jones also claims prosecutors did not honor an agreement to recommend leniency for his substantial assistance. He argues his attorney did not provide a vigorous defense, in an effort to avoid jeopardizing that promised recommendation.

Prosecutors are asking the court to dismiss Jones' request because it was filed too late.


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