Former KU Official Seeks Delay Before Imprisonment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former assistant athletics director at
the University of Kansas is requesting a medical delay before he
begins a prison term for taking part in a $2 million ticket
scalping conspiracy.

Rodney Jones has been told by the U.S. Marshals Service to
report May 2 to prison in El Reno, Okla., to begin his 46-month
sentence.

His attorney filed a motion Wednesday asking for 30-day
extension so Jones may undergo orthopedic surgery and recuperate.

Jones pleaded guilty in January to a single count of conspiracy
to defraud the United States through wire fraud, tax obstruction
and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Jones also was ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution.
Prosecutors say he spent the money on an ``extensive rolling party
scene'' that lasted five years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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