Story Reported May 27, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Tough questions continue to surround the University of Kansas in the wake of this week’s ticket scandal.
Wednesday, athletic director Lew Perkins tried to answer how it could have gone on for so long this way, “We had auditors every year giving us an audit report. Without going into a lot of details, nobody picked up on it. I certainly didn't."
But according to KU's own investigation, there were plenty of warning signs.
Documents spell out how ticket office employees sold more than a million dollars worth of basketball and football tickets to an Oklahoma broker.
Plus, former ticket office director Charlette Blubaugh is accused of handing out tickets to her staff and friends.
The university investigation analyzed the computer system used to track game tickets.
More than a dozen "general accounts" were used by ticket office staff.
Certain fields which detail transactions were left blank.
One fund was titled RJDD. It stands for Rodney Jones discretionary donor fund. Jones was KU’s director of the Williams Educational Fund. He one of the six implicated in the scandal.
The investigation shows Jones had no accountability as to who got tickets.
Also noted as a warning sign was the system which accounts for unused tickets. Investigators noted information was incomplete.
Plus, some university employees say they suspected something was going on. However, they chose not to report it to their supervisors.
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