Judge Rules Against Ex-Consultant In Ticket Scam

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A federal judge has refused to shorten the sentence of a former University of Kansas athletics consultant caught up in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot ruled Friday that Thomas Blubaugh is not entitled to a reduction in his 46-month prison term.

The judge rejected Blubaugh's claims that his former attorney did a poor job representing him. Belot also was unconvinced by arguments that the sentencing judge improperly considered the value of tickets that Blubaugh hid in a storage facility.

Blubaugh was among seven people convicted in a $2 million scheme involving the theft and sale of Jayhawk tickets. He was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. through wire fraud, tax obstruction and interstate transportation of stolen property.

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