Ben Kirtland, a former athletics department official at the University of Kansas, has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in the KU ticket scandal. Kirtland received his sentence this (THUR) morning inside a federal courtroom in Wichita. U-S prosecuting attorney Barry Grissom says Kirtland’s sentence closes the book on this case.
Kirtland is the last of seven defendants to be sentenced in the conspiracy to steal and sell KU sports tickets. He was also ordered to pay more than a million dollars in restitution.