- KU chancellor to report on Athletics Director Lew Perkins’ job status
- June 1, 2010
- Employees diverting tickets for personal gain, his department missing out on more than $1 million in revenue, his personnel policies called into question and, now, questions surfacing about his free use of rehabilitation equipment in his Lake Alvamar home, equipment now part of a reported case of blackmail. Throughout it all, Lew Perkins is confident he’ll weather the storm that continues to build around him as Kansas University’s athletics director.
Suspects in KU ticket investigation
The ongoing ticket scandal at Kansas Athletics Inc. focuses on employees selling tickets for personal profit. As at least one federal investigation continues, here’s a look at some of the players still in the game — some directly implicated by a Kansas University internal investigation, and others whose connections keep them on the sidelines.
Other players in ongoing KU ticket saga
The ongoing ticket scandal at Kansas Athletics Inc. focuses on employees selling tickets for personal profit. As at least one federal investigation continues, here’s a look at some of the players who have not formally accused of any wrongdoing, but who have connections of one sort or another to individuals who have been accused.
More KU Ticket Scandal
- Court won’t shorten sentence of felon in KU tickets case
- April 12, 2013
- A federal judge refused Friday to shorten the sentence of a former Kansas University athletics consultant caught up in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy, rejecting defense claims that Thomas Blubaugh’s former attorney did a poor job representing him.
- Sentence dispute in KU ticket scheme is heard
- March 12, 2013
- A former Kansas University athletic consultant convicted in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy deserves a more lenient sentence based on conflicting provisions in his plea deal, his new attorney argued Monday.
- Judge again rules wife of husband convicted in KU ticket scandal cannot keep assets
- January 16, 2013
- A federal judge has again 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. By Shaun Hittle
- Federal judge rules wife of KU ticket-scandal defendant can’t keep $400,000 in property, cash
- September 27, 2012
- 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.
- Judge sets hearing for ex-KU ticket consultant
- September 13, 2012
- A judge has set a January hearing date for a former Kansas University athletics consultant seeking a shorter sentence for his part in a ticket-scalping conspiracy.
- Judge refuses to toss sentence of ex-KU official convicted in ticket scandal
- 10:23 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 04:57 p.m.
- A federal judge is refusing to throw out the sentence of a former Kansas University assistant athletics director convicted in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
- Felon in KU tickets case asking for shorter prison sentence
- 03:47 p.m., August 27, 2012 Updated 05:13 p.m.
- The imprisoned former head of Kansas University’s Williams Fund alleges that he’s entitled to a shorter prison sentence because he claims federal prosecutors did not honor terms of his plea agreement in the case. Rodney Dale Jones, 43, filed a motion on Aug. 23 from prison in El Reno, Okla., asking a judge to vacate, set aside or correct his sentence.
- Child support scrutinized in tickets scam
- August 9, 2012
- As authorities seek to recover restitution from defendants convicted in the Kansas University ticket scandal, federal prosecutors are now eyeing two lump-sum child support payments former Williams Fund head Rodney Jones made before his guilty plea in the case.
- Fired officer suing city
- July 31, 2012
- A former Lawrence police sergeant who was fired earlier this year in connection with a traffic-ticket-fixing scandal says he intends to sue the city.
- Officers may face discipline at state level
- June 24, 2012
- The state agency that licenses law enforcement officers is investigating whether to take disciplinary action against two former Lawrence police officers involved in a ticket-fixing scandal.
- Government opposes request to shorten sentence from ex-KU employee convicted in ticket scandal
- 02:01 p.m., May 2, 2012 Updated 10:41 p.m.
- Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a judge to reject a request by a former consultant for Kansas University to have his sentence shortened in a ticket scalping conspiracy that he helped conceal.
- Man convicted in KU ticket scandal wants a year shaved off his federal prison sentence
- April 16, 2012
- A former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant convicted for his role in the Kansas University ticket scandal is asking a judge to shave a year off his 46-month federal prison sentence, according to court records.
- Judge denies request by ex-KU official
- April 11, 2012
- A former Kansas University athletics official convicted in a ticket scandal has lost an effort to have his probation cut short.
- Officers won’t face criminal charges in ticket-fixing case
- 02:13 p.m., March 30, 2012 Updated 02:23 p.m.
- Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Friday that prosecutors have determined the results of 18 past criminal cases would not be undermined even though two officers who were witnesses recently were dismissed from the Lawrence Police Department after a ticket-fixing scandal.
- $620K repaid in KU ticket scheme
- March 23, 2012
- Kansas Athletics has been repaid more than $620,000 after suffering more than $2 million in losses from a scheme in which its employees stole football and basketball tickets and distributed them to brokers and others.