Patricia Driscoll, Kurt Busch’s former girlfriend and Armed Forces Foundation executive director, was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion Thursday by a federal jury, according to a Department of Justice spokesman.
After four days of jury deliberation that followed five weeks of testimony in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Driscoll was found guilty on two counts of wire fraud, one count of first-degree fraud and two counts of tax evasion.
In which Patricia Driscoll, the former president of a veterans charity, pleads guilty to fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) November 29, 2018
Federal prosecutors, according to the indictment, alleged Driscoll lied to donors by stating that 94 to 96 percent of all donations went to military members and their families; that she falsely directed the foundation’s books to characterize that that money went to veterans and their families when it went to her; and that she filed false tax returns that did not include commissions from fundraising and other benefits she received in addition to her salary.
Sentencing is scheduled for mid-March, and Driscoll will remain free on a personal recognizance until sentencing.
The statutory maximum sentence for the crimes is 35 years in prison, but sentences rarely come close to the statutory maximums.
Smart move by Busch ending things with Patty when he did.
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