- Associated Press - Monday, September 27, 2010

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Attorneys for four California men accused of illegally buying more than 1 million concert tickets online are seeking to have the indictment against them thrown out.

The four are charged with conspiracy and fraud. They are accused of bypassing safeguards meant to restrict the number of tickets each customer can buy. The government alleges their company, Wiseguy Tickets, resold the tickets for $29 million in estimated profit.

Mark Rush, an attorney for lead defendant Kenneth Lowson, argued in federal court Monday that the four might have violated websites’ terms of service, but aren’t liable under existing federal law.

Lowson and two other men have been free on bail since March. A fourth defendant is a fugitive and believed to be overseas.