The Washington Commanders have already faced considerable scrutiny over the past few years, but now the team’s allegations of financial impropriety have reportedly reached the world of federal law enforcement.
The U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of Virginia has opened a criminal investigation with a focus on several areas of the team, according to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr.
The investigation was reportedly triggered by a letter from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to the Federal Trade Commission in April, after the committee said it received evidence of the Commanders underreporting ticket revenue to the NFL and withholding security deposit money from fans.
NEW: The federal investigation of the Washington Commanders goes beyond the U.S. Attorney’s Office here in VA, sources tell @FOS.
— A.J. Perez (@byajperez) November 3, 2022
A federal prosecutor reportedly has begun investigating the Commanders over allegedly improper business practices. https://t.co/iNZP2Mdknb
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 3, 2022