Pittsburgh man to enter plea in online ticket case
A Pittsburgh man has been scheduled to change his plea to federal charges that he defrauded people by offering to sell tickets to concerts and sporting events on Craigslist when he had no such tickets to sell.
Twenty-five-year-old Jesse James Gasior has pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment charging him with four counts of wire fraud in May. He's scheduled for a change of plea hearing before a federal judge in Pittsburgh Monday, which means he intends to plead guilty or no contest to at least one of the charges.
Authorities say Gasior found prospective ticket buyers through the online want ad site and then called or e-mailed them with the bogus ticket offers.
It was not immediately clear how many people were allegedly victimized or how much money they allegedly lost.