Report: U.S Attorney Opened An Investigation Into Washington Commanders Amid Allegations Of Financial Impropriety

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The legal issues may not be put in the rear view mirror of the Washington Commanders any time soon. New reports from ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. say that the Commanders are now being investigated by U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia. The investigation is reportedly to look into the allegations of Commanders committing financial improprieties.

In a statement written by attorney John Brownlee, Commanders spokesperson Jean Medina publicly stated that the impropriety allegations against the organization are not only false but also unsurprising.

“It is not surprising that ESPN is publishing more falsehoods based solely on anonymous sources — given today’s announcement,” the statement said. “…We are confident that, after these agencies have had a chance to review the documents and complete their work, they will come to the same conclusion as the team’s internal review — that these allegations are simply untrue.”

Earlier that same day, Forbes reported that Washington owner Dan Snyder has retained the services of Bank of America in order to handle the selling of the Commanders franchise. Forbes recently valued the Commanders at $5.6 billion in August. The Denver Broncos sold for a record $4.65 billion. Snyder is allegedly being investigated by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine in regards to accusations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

ESPN has more HERE.

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