- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Comic Con officials are disputing a prosecutor’s claim that people can get $10,000 tickets to a VIP room at the pop-culture event in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said Friday he was perplexed when he found out federal prosecutor Carlos Esqueda referenced tickets to the room during a hearing for a man accused of pretending to be an Air Force agent at the September 2015 event.

Brandenburg says tickets have never been sold for attendees to enter the VIP area where celebrities can rest.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says prosecutors stand by the $10,000 value obtained during witnesses interviews for the case. She declined to say who provided that detail.

Brandenburg says a Salt Lake Comic Con attorney was planning to inform prosecutors about the inaccuracy.



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