Saturday, December 02, 2006

Judge sentences man in Ohio State-Michigan ticket scam

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - A judge in Ohio has sentenced a man to nearly three years in prison for failing to deliver tickets to the 2005 Ohio State-Michigan football game.

Fifty-four-year-old Mark West of Fostoria, Ohio will spend 23 months in a state prison after being held in jail for the past eleven months. He was convicted of theft and fraud for bilking 250 customers who bought tickets to the 2005 game in an online auction.

Wood County, Ohio Judge Alan Mayberry also ordered him to pay back $160,000 to those who bought the tickets.

At least 200 people filed complaints against him.

West was arrested in January at a hotel bar in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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