Former KU consultant to be sentenced on Monday

WICHITA, Kansas - A former consultant for the University of Kansas is due in court on Monday to learn his fate for his part in a $2 million athletic ticket scalping conspiracy.

Thomas Blubaugh is the fifth defendant to go before U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown for sentencing in connection to a theft prosecutors contend decimated the school's athletic department. Advisory guidelines call for a sentence of 33 to 41 months.

The defense has cited his poor health and family situation in pleading for no more than 21 months in prison. The government has asked for a 46 month prison term, arguing he covered up the crime by manipulating the software used to track tickets.

His wife, Charlette Blubaugh, was associate athletic director in charge of the ticket office. Her sentencing is Thursday.