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Kansas ticket scheme sentencing

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09:48 AM ET 03.03 | A federal judge tentatively plans to sentence two former University of Kansas athletic officials to two years' probation each for failing to tell authorities about a $2 million ticket scalping scheme.

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March 3, 2011  09:55 AM ET

Two years supervised probation, not allowed to visit Stub Hub or Ticketmaster. Ouch!

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March 3, 2011  10:26 AM ET
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OK, so what.

OK so it's cheating to the tune of $2 million.

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March 3, 2011  11:21 AM ET
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OK so it's cheating to the tune of $2 million.

NO NO NO!!! It's not cheating!!! Kansas isnt't in the SEC. Only the SEC cheats.....this was just an oversight!

March 3, 2011  11:38 AM ET
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Not much punishment though.

Agreed. The dude who supplied steroids to Bonds is in prison. The dude who scams $2 million in a ticket scalping scheme gets probation.

March 3, 2011  12:28 PM ET
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scheme = CBB pic thread (will be back) ....;)

You read my mind Blaqk!!

March 3, 2011  12:28 PM ET

Here's what I don't get about ticket sales. If I sell a ticket for face, no problem, if I sell it for over face, I'm scalping. Now, let's say a concert is coming to my town and tickets go on sale Tuesday, I can buy a ticket for say $59, but only so many are available. The same ticket can be bought a week later on Ticketmaster or some other broker, but now they cost $114. How is this not the same thing?

March 3, 2011  12:29 PM ET
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Not much punishment though.

Scalping scheme + $2,000,000.00 = "That's bad. Don't do it again."

March 3, 2011  12:30 PM ET
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Here's what I don't get about ticket sales. If I sell a ticket for face, no problem, if I sell it for over face, I'm scalping. Now, let's say a concert is coming to my town and tickets go on sale Tuesday, I can buy a ticket for say $59, but only so many are available. The same ticket can be bought a week later on Ticketmaster or some other broker, but now they cost $114. How is this not the same thing?

The powers that be can't TAX you on that increase!!

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March 3, 2011  12:45 PM ET
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The powers that be can't TAX you on that increase!!

AHA! Rape me and tax me. What was I thinking?

March 3, 2011  01:09 PM ET
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Thats cuz our wonderful Gov't has such a hard on for BB they will do anything to find him guilty... Lets see, we are costing the taxpayers millions of $$$$ for a trial we wont win

The public spends billions of $$ on professional sports so the gov't is correct to look into things when fraud is alleged/discovered.

It's a trial we won't win because ol' dude from Balco refuses to testify which means the overwhelming evidence discovered at Balco won't do much good in the courtroom.

March 3, 2011  01:32 PM ET

20?

 
March 3, 2011  01:33 PM ET
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20?

It's all yours, Blaqk....

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