Kassie Liebsch gets 3 years in prison

WICHITA, Kan. -- A former systems analyst at the University of Kansas ticket office has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for her part in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.

Kassie Liebsch cried as she was sentenced Wednesday to prison instead of the probation her attorneys sought. The 28-year-old Lawrence woman was ordered to pay $1.27 million in restitution and a $2 million forfeiture along with her co-defendants. She also must pay the Internal Revenue Service $79,863.

Seven people have pleaded guilty to illegally selling football and basketball season tickets to brokers and others as part of the scam.

Liebsch apologized in a tearful courtroom statement while she acknowledged being an active participant in something she knew was wrong.