KU Ticket Scandal

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ An independent investigation into the

Kansas athletic department says at least $1 million worth of

tickets were sold inappropriately over the past five years.

The investigation conducted by a Wichita law firm showed that

five Kansas athletics staffers and a consultant sold or used at

least 17,609 basketball tickets, 2,181 football tickets and a

number of parking passes and other passes for personal purposes.

Many were relayed to brokers.

The investigation estimated the losses could be as much as $3

million _ over $887,000 from basketball tickets _ and believe the

scam could have started several years earlier.

The university said it will take immediate measures to prevent

future wrongdoing within the ticket office. It is also working with

federal authorities investigating the allegations.