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4 family members plead guilty in Masters golf ticket scheme

3 years 1 week 3 days ago Monday, June 17 2019 Jun 17, 2019 June 17, 2019 12:33 PM June 17, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Four members of a Texas family have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain tickets to the Masters golf tournament, which were then resold for a profit.

U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine's office said in a news release that Stephen Michael Freeman of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday before a federal judge in Augusta, Georgia, to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Freeman's parents - Steven Lee Freeman and Diane Freeman of Helotes, Texas - and a sister, Christine Oliverson of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Federal prosecutors said the defendants will pay more than $275,000 in restitution as part of a plea agreement. Stephen Michael Freeman also agreed to a three-year prison sentence.

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