Two ex-officials change pleas in ticket scandal

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) - Two more former University of Kansas athletics officials have reached apparent plea deals in their roles in an alleged conspiracy to steal more than $2 million in sports tickets.

A posting Tuesday on the federal court docket in Wichita shows change-of-plea hearings next week for former associate athletic director Charlette Blubaugh and her husband, Thomas, a consultant for the ticket office. Her hearing is set for Jan. 27 and his for Jan. 28.

Their expected pleas leave only former associate athletic director Ben Kirtland still facing trial.

Former assistant athletic director Rodney Jones and former systems analyst Kassie Liebsch pleaded guilty last week. Two others pleaded guilty last year to knowing about the scam and failing to report it to authorities.


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