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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The new attorney for a former University of Kansas athletics consultant is seeking a shorter sentence for his client in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
The attorney told a federal judge Monday that Thomas Blubaugh deserves less than 46 months because of conflicting provisions in his plea agreement over whether he had provided "substantial assistance'' to investigators.
But a federal prosecutor countered there was no conflict in the plea deal he struck with Blubaugh.
Blubaugh was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. through wire fraud, tax obstruction and interstate transportation of stolen property.
U.S. District Judge Monti Belot did not immediately rule after hearing testimony from Blubaugh's former attorney, Stephen Robison.
Belot wanted Robison to testify after Blubaugh claimed he did a poor job.