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First Guilty Plea Falls In KU Ticket Scandal

In the past two weeks we've seen two men -- Brandon Simmons and Jason Jeffries, both former KU staffers -- be charged in connection to the KU ticket scandal that reportedly cost the school millions.

Jeffries was expected to plead guilty and did just that on Wednesday in federal court.

Jeffries, the former assistant director of ticket operations, admitted in federal court that he knew of the theft of KU athletic tickets but did not report it to authorities.

Speaking after the hearing, his lawyer, Thomas Haney, said his client is cooperating with the federal investigation.

The allegations are that five KU staff members and one consultant sold 17,000 basketball tickets and 2,000 football tickets over the last five years.

That means two of those six have been charged and one of the six have pleaded guilty.