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Former University of Minnesota athletic official sentenced for ticket scheme

Brent Holck
Brent Holck

May 07, 2019 04:08 PM

The former assistant athletic director of sales and service at the University of Minnesota charged with wire fraud was sentenced on Monday.

Brent Allan Holck, who managed ticket sales at the U of M, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, according to court records. He was also ordered to have two years of supervised release, and will have to pay $361,336.15 in restitution.

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The criminal complaint alleges Holck used his position and access to the university's ticket-sales system to locate completed ticket orders related to various events. After those events had taken place, and in many cases after the tickets had been used, he is alleged to have deleted those orders in order to fraudulently cause refunds to be issued to accounts he controlled.

Former U of M athletic official pleads guilty to wire fraud in connection to ticket scheme

It also alleges he issued tickets and parking passes to personal or business acquaintances, who then sold them and gave Holck the majority of the proceeds.

Holck worked at the university from May 2008 until Feb. 3, 2017, after previously working in the Duke University Athletic office.

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