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First Person Charged In Kansas Ticket Scandal

The first hammer has fallen in the Kansas University ticket scandal. The Associated Press reports Brandon Simmons is the first to be formally charged in the ticket scandal that saw the university lose potentially millions of dollars.

A criminal information document filed in federal court in Topeka charges that Brandon Simmons, the university's former assistant athletic director for sales and marketing, knew tickets were stolen from the university but did not report it.

Simmons is one of six folks charged with selling at least $1 million in tickets -- basketball and football -- to brokers.

A hearing is scheduled on July 15 in Topeka.

As the AP points out, the documents going public comes at the consent of the defendant and is historically the first step in entering a guilty plea.