Wiseguys Case To Proceed
A federal judge in New Jersey has refused to dismiss an indictment against the operators of a company that used high-tech programs to speed through ticketing websites.
An attorney for the founders of Wiseguy Tickets recently argued in court that while the men may have violated the terms of service on websites of companies including Ticketmaster and Major League Baseball, they broke no federal laws and should not be tried.
U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden begged to differ.
“Whether the government’s theory is correct is properly decided after it has offered its proofs,” Hayden wrote in a recent opinion, according to court documents obtained by the Star-Ledger.
Wiseguy Tickets reportedly made more than $29 million in profit reselling tickets at a mark-up to brokers between 2002 and 2009. If convicted, the men could face up to 20 years in prison.
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