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Judge again rules wife of husband convicted in KU ticket scandal cannot keep assets

January 16, 2013


A federal judge has again ruled that 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 Tuesday affirmed a September ruling 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 $470,000.

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.

The government is now trying to collect more than $55,000 from Mary Kirtland. Marten also refused to allow her to appeal the judgment without posting any bond.

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

Journal-World reporter Shaun Hittle contributed to this report


Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years, 2 months ago

I once witnessed a minor and meaningless dispute between a friend and his wife once. He would not compromise and she said and I quote "two become one" lmfao

bad_dog 5 years, 2 months ago

Until all rights of appeal are exhausted

JackMcKee 5 years, 2 months ago

Give it back to the people who really got abused in this scandal, the loyal KU season ticket holders.

Charles McPheeters 5 years, 2 months ago

Who got the stolen tickets? Are they guilty of buying stolen property? Did they know? Just buy from the ticket office. pay list price and be happy.

rgh 5 years, 1 month ago

Good for the judge. These people have messed over too many good people and not just in Lawrence.

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