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Fmr. Director of Armed Forces Foundation Charged With Fraud, Tax Evasion

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Kurt Busch 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 Renna, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 10:55 AM

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Armed Forces Foundation ex-president Patricia P. Driscoll would be indicted on charges of fraud, tax evasion, and interfering with the administration of internal revenue laws.

Driscoll, 38 of Ellicott City, Md., resigned from her position at the Washington-based charity, where she'd worked for 12 years, on July 12 after an ESPN report on her alleged improprieties.

The foundation claimed in its December tax filing that it had "become aware of suspected misappropriations" by Driscoll which totaled $600,000 between 2006 and 2014, The Washington Post reports.

At the time, the foundation claimed that military members and their families received 94 to 96 percent of donations, which in 2014 amounted to $2.3 million. But according to the Post, prosecutors say Driscoll allegedly reported false donations from fake donors and did not disclose additional fundraising commissions she received on top of her $154,440 salary.

She also allegedly spent the foundation's money on personal expenses, including legal fees and paying off a credit card used for her private security business.

Prosecutors also claim Driscoll lied to the Internal Revenue Service by not including the commissions and other benefits when the organization prepared their Form 990s, which are IRS disclosures that must be submitted by tax-exempt groups, according to the Post.

In total, Driscoll was charged with two counts of wire fraud, mail fraud and tax evasion, and one count of attempting to interfere with the administration of internal-revenue laws. She was also charged with first-degree fraud under District law.

"All the allegations that have been made are unproven, and Ms. Driscoll contests them and looks forward to her opportunity to do so in court," Barry J. Pollack, Driscoll's attorney, said Tuesday evening, reports USA Today.

Driscoll previously appeared in the news after an acrimonious breakup with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, whom she accused of physical and emotional abuse.

According to law enforcement officers, there was not enough evidence for criminal charges against Busch, but a judge did grant Driscoll a protective order.

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