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Federal judge rules wife of KU ticket-scandal defendant can’t keep $400,000 in property, cash

September 27, 2012

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Ben Kirtland

Ben Kirtland

A federal judge has ruled the former wife of a Kansas University official caught in a ticket scalping scandal cannot keep money and property fraudulently transferred to her in the couple’s divorce settlement.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Thursday ruled for the government in its lawsuit against Ben Kirtland, the former Kansas associate athletic director in charge of development, and his ex-wife, Mary Jean Kirtland.

The government contends the transferred property and money are worth more than $400,000.

The judge says Mary Kirtland knew of her husband’s precarious legal and financial situation and paid nothing to him before the transfers in the property settlement.

Ben Kirtland was one of seven Kansas athletics officials convicted for the unlawful sale of Jayhawk football and basketball season tickets.

Comments

Number_1_Grandma 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe there is hope for the judicial system after all.

White collar crimes shouldn't be shrugged off as 'victimless crimes' either.

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08Champs 1 year, 6 months ago

Your argument is all over the place. Yes, what they did was very wrong, and affected many, many people. HOWEVER!!!! They didn't kill or rape anyone - so you COMPLETELY lose the credibility of your argument when you even attempt to say their crime was on par. And you can't blame a guy for trying to keep his money and get out of jail early - you just say no.....

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KEITHMILES05 1 year, 6 months ago

The life which just keeps on giving. These people never did, don't currently, and never will accept their legal and moral responsiblty. They are just as guilty as those who commit murder and rape AND their actions reached more people than those who commit murder and rape. Their attitudes are so horribly disgusting I want to throw up when I read of their pleas to the court.

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