2 Men Plead Guilty To Selling Fake Comic-Con Tickets

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two Los Angeles men have been ordered to serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to selling bogus tickets to the pop culture convention Comic-Con.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports 24-year-old Farhad Lame pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge on Monday in San Diego Superior Court. His co-defendant, 24-year-old Navid Vatankhahan, entered his guilty plea last week.

The San Diego city attorney’s office says each man also was ordered to pay a $750 fine, complete 10 days of public work service and pay restitution to the victims.

Prosecutors say two women purchased two-day passes from the men at $120 apiece. The women were later denied entry when they tried to use the passes.

Vatankhahan had posted an online advertisement for the phony tickets on Craigslist.

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