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Indicted on 7 federal charges, including four separate counts of fraud, the ‘trained assassin’ ex of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of stealing money from a military charity she was president of.
38-year-old Patricia Driscoll had been president of the D.C. area Armed Forces Foundation for more than 12 years before she retired in 2015 after an internal investigation had begun.
The 11-page federal indictment charges her with using money from the charity (which helps support service members, veterans and families) for various personal expenses such as parking tickets, makeup, gifts, travel costs, and more.
In the report published by the AP and Fox Sports, Driscoll is charged with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, two counts of tax evasion, and one count of attempting to interfere with the IRS.
While prosecution hasn’t expressed the exact amount they believe she stole, one of the foundation’s tax returns estimates the number to be around $600,000.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time that Driscoll has appeared in headlines…
Just a year before the investigation into her alleged fraud began, Driscoll and Busch split up, but it wasn’t so amicable.
Driscoll and Busch each filed charges against each other following her allegations that he physically attacked her, smashing her face three times into a bedroom wall.
Busch later claimed that she is a “trained assassin” that sought out drug lords all over the world. He even stated that she showed him photos of her alleged kills.
Both parties denied the charges, with a judge issuing a no-contact order against the NASCAR driver. He also received a suspension from NASCAR for the order, but was reinstated two months later after authorities stated they were not pressing charges.
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