Attorneys general for Virginia and Washington, DC, launch separate investigations into Washington Commanders’ financial dealings

ByLois C

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Attorneys normal in Virginia and Washington, DC, have released investigations into monetary misconduct allegations in opposition to the NFL’s Washington Commanders and proprietor Daniel Snyder.

The investigations arrive after lawmakers in Congress laid out accusations versus the group and executives together with Synder previous week, such as that they “may have deliberately withheld millions of pounds in refundable security deposits owed to supporters, and hid revenues that have been owed to the NFL as aspect of the League’s income-sharing agreement.”

The chairs of the Dwelling Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Property Subcommittee on Financial and Buyer Coverage co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Fee (FTC) before this month, asking for a assessment of evidence they stated reveals Snyder and the group “may have engaged in a troubling, long-working, and likely illegal sample of economic carry out that victimized thousands of staff lovers and the National Football League.

CNN achieved out to the Commanders Tuesday for remark. Earlier this thirty day period, the staff strongly denied the promises of economical misconduct in a letter resolved to the FTC, and an lawyer speaking for the team stated a former staff worker who presented information and facts to a Congressional committee lied on “issues significant and modest.”

Virginia Attorney Standard Jason Miyares explained on Twitter Monday his business is investigating the allegations.

The Maryland lawyer general’s business declined to comment and would not say if it is also investigating the subject.

D.C. Legal professional Typical Karl Racine has been investigating the Washington Commanders and Snyder in relation to “allegations of sexual harassment and place of work misconduct … and far more lately, the team’s ticket gross sales methods,” Racine’s spokesperson Marrisa Geller explained to CNN Tuesday. “The harassment investigation has been underway due to the fact the tumble of 2021 primarily based on both of those general public reporting and unbiased investigative operate by AG Racine’s office.”

Former workforce employees and cheerleaders in-depth accusations versus Snyder through a roundtable with the Dwelling Oversight Committee in February, together with allegations that he asked staff members to compile lewd video clip clips of cheerleaders without having their understanding or consent as nicely as a claim of undesirable sexual touching.

Jordan Siev, an legal professional for Snyder, stated in February the harassment and misconduct allegations were being “false, and have been categorically denied by Mr. Snyder.”

By Lois C