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FBI investigating U athletics ticketing scam

Friday, June 2, 2017   (0 Comments)

A ticket scam at the U, and we’re not talking about the “convenience fee.” The Pioneer Press’s Josh Verges reports: “The FBI is investigating what the University of Minnesota calls a sophisticated fraud in its athletics ticketing office. … Soon after an internal audit uncovered discrepancies in ticketing transaction records, the university on Feb. 4 fired Brent Holck, its assistant athletic director of sales and services. … ‘Audit initiated an investigation into the matter that revealed a sophisticated scheme where tickets reported as unused and not paid for were, in fact, distributed and used. These discrepancies dated back to 2011,’ athletics director Mark Coyle said in a written statement Friday.”