Strip Club Exec, Carton Co-Defendant Takes Guilty Plea in Fraud Case
Michael Wright, Craig Carton’s co-defendant in an alleged multi-million dollar ticket Ponzi scheme, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for his role in the operation last week. The strip club executive faces up to 20 years in prison for the charge, according to a release from the... Read more
Ticketmaster President Responds to CBC/Toronto Star Resale Reports
On Tuesday, in the wake of negative reports related to its practices in ticket resale and following a letter demanding answers from a pair of U.S. Senators, Ticketmaster’s Jared Smith wrote a blog post defending his company’s policies, posted to a company blog site. In it, the Ticketmaster president... Read more
Detroit Tigers Season Ticket Holders At Risk Amid Michigan Resale Bill
A change to the laws regulating ticket resale in Michigan is brewing, and it may spell bad news for individuals with season memberships for the Detroit Tigers, TicketNews has learned. House Bill No. 4224, introduced in February by Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw), removes language prohibiting ticket resale for above... Read more
Brett Kavanaugh Says Baseball Ticket Debts Were Above-Board
Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been grilled by Democratic members of the Senate Judicial Committee hoping to forestall his lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land, says the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt he incurred related to the purchase of Washington Nationals... Read more
Ticket Resale Could Play Role in Supreme Court Confirmation Fight
As the likely battle over the nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court heats up, tickets have taken an unexpected place in the discussion. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Kavanaugh, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District... Read more
Ticketmaster Suit Continues Against Broker For Illegal Bot Use
Ticketmaster filed a lawsuit against the Connecticut-based broker Prestige Entertainment last year for allegedly using illegal technology “bots” to score thousands of popular tickets to re-sell. In 2015, Prestige Entertainment purchased a large amount of tickets from the site for a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.... Read more
Ticket Broker Gifts Two Marines Stanley Cup Tickets After Scam
A scammer ripped off a pair of U.S. Marines with a bogus listing for two tickets to the Stanley Cup finals on Craigslist, but the story had a happy ending when a ticket broker – Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com – saw coverage of the fraud on the news and... Read more
Ed Sheeran’s Management Admits to Selling Directly to Resellers
In the middle of a crackdown on Ed Sheeran tickets purchased on the secondary market for his current tour in the UK – leading to major fan complaints – Ed Sheeran’s management has admitted to selling tickets directly at least one operator in the secondary market on past tours.... Read more
Atlanta Hamilton Fans Find Jacked-Up Prices Following Day One Inventory Holdback
As has been the case at every location that Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip hop/history tour de force Hamilton has set up shop, the performance saw major demand as it went on sale in Atlanta last month. Fans hoping to score tickets were met with long delays as the system queued... Read more
Ticket Resale for World Cup Reportedly Carrying Penalties Near $40K
Woe to those who run afoul of the Russian authorities at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, as something as harmless as re-selling a ticket to the world’s most popular sporting event could lead to fines as heavy as $37,000, according to a recent post by RadioAustralia. “Security around stadiums... Read more