November 7th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

A former University of Minnesota ticketing director has been charged in federal court with enriching himself through a long-running scheme involving football and men’s hockey and basketball ticket orders. Brent A. Holck, 37, of Maple Grove, was charged Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis with wire fraud in connection with the siphoning of money from April 2012 to January 2017. Holck’s attorney, Peter Wold, said Wednesday that his client “has been taking responsibility for this all along.” He intends to plead guilty and is working toward making restitution, Wold said. What Wold and the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to reveal was just how much ill-gotten gains came to Holck, however, the charging document listed a single fraudulent ticket transaction three years into his scheme resulting in Holck receiving $1,500. Public records show Holck was earning more than $90,000 as of 2015 in base annual salary overseeing sales to games, concerts and other events on campus. Gophers Communications Director Paul Rovnak said the school’s Office of Internal Audit “assisted us in improving our processes and procedures to better control our ticket distribution.” – Paul Walsh, startribune  – Read More

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