A high-ranking member of the University of Kansas athletic department and the father of a prominent Jayhawks athlete allegedly made more than $800,000 in a ticket scalping operation that was orchestrated by college basketball power brokers David
and Dana Pump.'
said the California-based Pumps
were conducting similar operations with colleges around the nation and often scalped tickets they received from college head coaches.
"It's about time everyone heard the real story," Freeman
said in a phone interview two weeks ago.
said that once Kansas lost to Maryland in the semifinal game, they were awash with tickets for the national championship, as hundreds of Kansas alumni were looking to get rid of their title game seats.
said Jones contacted him and told him he
had more tickets to move before the national championship.
The going rate: $1,500 each.
Freeman said he delivered the tickets to buyers staying at the Hilton, the Hyatt and another hotel in downtown Atlanta.
"There was a ton of them," Freeman
said of the tickets.
Kan., developer David Freeman pleads guilty in a federal bribery case against a former Junction City Commissioner. In hopes of decreasing his sentence in the bribery case - Freeman also provides information about a ticket scalping operation involving NCAA Final Four and Kansas basketball tickets, including potential tax evasion, theft, money laundering and other possible crimes.
April 22, 2010 - Lawrence developer David Freeman is sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the Junction City bribery case.
Dave Freeman - In April, the Lawrence-based developer was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a bribery charge.
In an attempt to decrease his
provided federal agents with information regarding an NCAA tournament ticket scalping ring at the University of Kansas