Prosecutors in Virginia and Washington, DC, are launching separate investigations into the financial dealings of Washington’s leaders 2022-04-27 04:29:48


Investigations come after lawmakers in Congress laying charges against the team and executives including Synder last week, including that they “may have intentionally withheld millions of dollars in refundable security deposits owed to fans, and hid revenue that was owed to the NFL as part of the league’s revenue sharing agreement.”
The NFL tells members of Congress that Washington leaders are blocking access to documents from the team's investigation
The chairs of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Subcommittee on Consumer Policy and Economics co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this month, requesting a review of evidence they said showed Snyder and the team “may have engaged in a disturbing, long-standing, and potentially illegal pattern of financial behavior that has caught thousands of fans of the team and the National Football League.” .

CNN reached out to the leaders Tuesday for comment. Earlier this month, the team vigorously denied allegations of financial misconduct in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, and a lawyer speaking for the team said a former employee of the team who provided information to a congressional committee lied about “cases big and small.”

Virginia Attorney General Jason Millais said on Twitter Monday His office is investigating the allegations.

The Maryland attorney general’s office declined to comment and did not say if it was also investigating.

The NFL says the league, not the Washington leaders, will investigate allegations of sexual harassment against team owner Dan Snyder.

Racine’s spokesman, Marisa Geller, told CNN on Tuesday that the D.C. Attorney General, Carl Racine, was investigating the leaders of Washington and Snyder regarding “allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct…and most recently, team ticket selling practices.” . “An investigation into harassment has been underway since fall 2021 based on both public reports and independent investigative work by AG Racine.”

Former team staff and fans detailed the accusations against Snyder during the Round table with the House Oversight Committee in February, including allegations that staff members were asked to compile obscene videos of fans without their knowledge or consent, as well as an allegation of unwanted sexual contact.

Jordan Seif, Snyder’s attorney, said in February the allegations of harassment and misconduct were “false, and Mr. Snyder has categorically denied them.”