July 20, 2024

LAWRENCE — A former associate athletic director is among the last to be sentenced in the University of Kansas athletic ticket scandal. Charlette Blubaugh was in charge of the ticket office and she pleaded guilty to stealing more than $2 million in tickets. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said she has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison. One remaining person awaits sentencing. That’s Ben Kirtland. Those who have been sentenced – Thomas Ray Blubaugh, Charlette Blubaugh’s husband, 46 months after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy. Rodney dJones pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to 46 months. Kassie Liebsch pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to 37 months. Brandon Simmons pleaded guilty to a charge of concealing a felony and was sentenced to two years probation. Jason Jeffries pleaded guilty to a charge of concealing a felony and was sentenced to two years probation.
Thursday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.

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