Stolen OU Tickets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors have seized and sold University of Oklahoma season football tickets from a man convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

David Ray Gaddis was convicted in 1998 and sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was ordered to pay $309,000 in restitution.

Acting U.S. Attorney Robert Troester says authorities discovered that Gaddis had purchased four season tickets on the 45-yard line and four Oklahoma-Texas game tickets for the 2009 season.

A federal judge denied Gaddis' objection to the seizure and ordered the OU Athletic Ticket office to surrender the tickets to prosecutors. Troester says the tickets were sold through a broker and the proceeds will go toward Gaddis' restitution debt.

Prosecutors didn't provide the tickets' value.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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