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Patricia Driscoll is The former executive director of the veterans ‘ organization, and was convicted and sentenced for the theft of $900 for personal expenses, including jewelry, shopping, and business ventures.
The former executive director of a veterans ‘ organization to have been convicted last year of stealing $900,000 from non-profit to personal expenses has been sentenced to a year in prison, according to a new report.
Patricia Driscoll, former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was found guilty in November of 2018, with wire fraud, tax evasion and first-degree fraud, according to the Ministry of Justice. They have been accused of spending the money on jewelry, shopping trips, and business ventures.
Court records showed that the condemnation of Driscoll, a Maryland resident, has been suspended pending an appeal, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Tuesday.
In 2014, Kurt Busch, left, stands with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N. C.
(AP Photo/Terry Reindeer)
“The court, in a well thought-out and well-considered sentence, based on the totality of the circumstances in this case and it remained pending on appeal. On arrival, we can continue to pursue justice,” one of his lawyers, Brian Stolarz, told the newspaper.
U. s. District court Judge Richard Leon also ordered Driscoll to pay the $154,289 in restitution and will serve for a period of up to 36 months of supervised release, according to the publication.
Driscoll was the former executive director of the armed Forces Foundation, which was founded in Washington, D. C., 2001, on the promotion of the veterans’ quality of life, The Union-Tribune reported.
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The foundation was co-founded by former Rep. Duncan L. Hunter, whose son, Rep. D. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., now, faced with charges that he illegally used campaign money for personal expenses.
Driscoll resigned from the organization after leading it for 12 years when the allegations were published in 2018, and that they have misused the funds. The non-profit is dissolved, the business in September of 2018, when Driscoll was found guilty.
The non-profit’s 2015 tax submitting, which are reportedly marked Driscoll improperly used $900,000 in personal expenses, going as far back as 2006.
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This is a misuse of the funds, is included to jewellery purchases, and a $65,000 dermatologist’s visit, and the legal costs incurred in relation to the domestic violence accusation against Busch.
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Fox News’ Bradford Betz, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.