Judge sets hearing for ex-KU ticket consultant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge wants a previous attorney for a former University of Kansas athletics consultant to testify before he rules on a request seeking a shorter sentence in a ticket-scalping conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot said Friday he was surprised neither side called the former attorney for Thomas Ray Blubaugh at an evidentiary hearing last week. Blubaugh claims attorney Stephen Robinson did a poor job during his trial.

Belot wants Robinson to testify at a Feb. 11 hearing.

Blubaugh is serving a 46-month sentence for conspiracy to defraud the United States. He is the husband of Charlette Blubaugh, former ticket director for Kansas athletics.

They were among seven people convicted in a $2 million scheme involving the theft and sale of Jayhawk athletic tickets.

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