Congress accuses Commanders of stealing season ticket deposits, hiding revenue from NFL in letter to FTC

Apr 12, 2022

The Washington Commanders may somehow be in even deeper trouble than they were before.

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, which was obtained by the Washington Post, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform accused Commanders executives and team owner Daniel Snyder of hiding revenue from the NFL for over a decade by withholding security deposits that should have been refunded to season ticket-holders.

A large portion of this evidence comes from Jason Friedman, the Commanders' former vice president of sales and customer service, who testified in front of the committee in March. The letter says that Friedman, who worked for the Commanders for 24 years, also turned over numerous spreadsheets and other documents relating to the alleged unlawful financial activities.

In the letter, the committee asks the FTC, which has the authority to investigate unfair or deceptive business practices, to examine the evidence it provided to determine if the Commanders have broken the law.

Source: Yahoo Sports
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