Two Plead Guilty In White Sox Ticket Scandal


Two former Chicago White Sox ticket sellers have pleaded guilty to federal charges for their roles in a scheme where thousands of tickets to the team’s games were fraudulently sold.

Sixty-seven-year-old James Costello pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and 51-year-old William O’Neil admitted that he lied to the FBI. The Chicago Sun-Times reports a third defendant, ticket broker Bruce Lee, still faces wire fraud and money laundering charges.

An indictment made public in January alleged that Lee made about $870,000 by fraudulently selling nearly 35,000 tickets during the 2016 through 2019 baseball seasons.