Pittsburgh man set for Craigslist fraud sentencing

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man is set for sentencing for 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 pleaded guilty to wire fraud in October before the federal judge in Pittsburgh who is scheduled to sentence him Friday morning. The judge had previously ordered Gasior jailed until his sentencing after Gasior violated terms of his bail by failing to complete substance abuse counseling.


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 and kept money they wired to him.


Although prosecutors haven’t specified how many people he ripped off, presentencing documents show both sides agree more than 10 people lost about $15,000 in the scheme.


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