NJ man admits role in ticket resale scam

Jeffrey S. Burd. (NJ Attorney General's Office)

A New Jersey man faces prison after admitting he participated in a scheme that cheated investors of $447,000 in a ticket resale scam.

Jeffrey Burd, 61, of Edison, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to wire fraud.

From January 2014 to June 2018, Burd told his victims he resold tickets to high-profile events for a profit, prosecutors said. He induced his victims to provide him money so he could purchase the tickets and promised returns of up to 40 percent without any risk, authorities said.

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Burd paid some of the victims, but prosecutors said he mostly used their money for personal expenses.

Burd faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine when he's sentenced in June.

Burd was convicted in 1993 on multiple counts of wire fraud and was sentenced to 78 months in prison. He was indicted by a New Jersey State Grand Jury in 2000 for conspiracy, and multiple counts of money laundering, theft by deception, and failure to file a New Jersey tax return. 

With the Associated Press