Congress outlines allegations of economic dishonesty

The House oversight committee announced Tuesday that it has reason to believe Washington Commanders and owner Daniel Snyder may have withheld or concealed ticket revenue and related funds as part of “a worrying, protracted and potentially illegal pattern of economic behavior.”

In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, the committee said that as part of its ongoing investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace culture within the Commanders’ organization, it obtained evidence that the team may have underreported some of its ticket revenue to the NFL. Part of the ticket revenue is collected among the NFL teams as part of the league’s revenue sharing agreement.

The committee also informed the FTC, which is investigating misleading business practices, that the team could have deliberately withheld “approximately $ 5 million” in refundable ticket deposits, which it owed to fans and businesses.

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