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Second Man Charged In KU Ticket Scandal, Will Plead Guilty

A second man has been formally charged in the KU ticket scandal that cost the university as much as several million dollars.

Brandon W. Simmons, a former assistant athletics director, and Jason Jeffries, a former assistant director of ticket operations, each is charged with misprision of a felony, which is itself a felony punishable by up to up to three years in prison.

Tom Haney, a Topeka attorney representing Jeffries, said that his client would plead guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors that could help them continue to build cases against others.

Haney indicated that his client wanted to get on with his life which is why he opted for the plea deal.

That's two down and four more to go. Authorities have reportedly targeted six people in connection with the scandal.