Former KU consultant asks for 21-month prison sentence

WICHITA, Kansas - A former consultant for the University of Kansas is requesting a maximum 21 months in prison for his part in a $2 million sports ticket scalping conspiracy.

In a filing Wednesday, 46-year-old Thomas Blubaugh pleaded for less than the 33 to 41 months prescribed by federal guidelines. The request came after Blubaugh saw two co-conspirators get long sentences.

Blubaugh, of Medford, Okla., will be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita. His filing asks District Judge Wesley Brown to consider his poor health, his children and his cooperation.

His wife, former Kansas associate athletic director Charlette Blubaugh, will be sentenced April 14.

The couple plan to seek a stay of her incarceration while he's in prison so that one of them can care for their young children.

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