Apr 26, 2022
A former Phoenix Suns ticket manager has pleaded guilty to illicitly selling more than 2,800 of the team's tickets through a third party from 2017 to 2019 and agreed to pay $458,218 to the team in restitution, according to a plea agreement filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Jeffrey Marcussen, who worked for the Suns from 2004 to 2019, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 7 on felony fraud and theft charges. Such charges together could carry a maximum 13-year prison sentence, but, in the plea agreement submitted to the judge, prosecutors have instead asked for probation with, at most, a year in jail. Marcussen must also pay $1,780 to the Arizona Attorney General's anti-racketeering revolving fund and $11,818 to the Arizona Department of Revenue, according to court records.
The matter involving Marcussen, 44, is not tied to the NBA's investigation into the Phoenix Suns and majority owner Robert Sarver.
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