Christopher Bundza was yesterday (6 May 2011) sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment for selling tickets to the Leeds Music Festival that didn’t exist.
Bundza (45) from Goosefield Rise in Garforth, Leeds was found guilty of 17 fraud and money laundering charges following a five day trial at Leeds Crown Court earlier this year.
He was sentenced yesterday (6 May 2011) to a combined total of three years imprisonment after admitting to a further two fraud charges
The court heard that he sold tickets to the 2008 Leeds Festival via a number of eBay accounts and through his own website.
Analysis of two eBay accounts traced to Bundza showed that he sold 117 pairs of Leeds Festival full weekend camping tickets for a total in excess of £46,000 pounds.
During the two year investigation, police also uncovered that he sold over £7,000 pounds worth of tickets for the 2008 T in the Park Festival, which takes place in Perth and Kinross, Scotland as well as over £3,000 pounds of tickets for the 2008 V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex.