More facts are being revealed regarding recent reports of alleged financial irregularities within the Washington Leaders Organization.
According to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com, an employee who has spent 24 years working for leaders has done just that. Testified before the US House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee and “alleged financial irregularities”. Jason Friedman gave his confidential testimony, which Kaplan wrote “appears to have” sparked several reports in recent days, including the bomb’s claim that the team withholding payments From the proceeds of tickets entered into the group of visiting teams at the league level.
Kaplan, citing an unnamed source, reported that “Friedman has provided no evidence to support his claims.” Kaplan also notes that it is unclear whether Friedman held a position that would have given him access to records or other evidence that would support the allegations.
Friedman previously provided a letter to the committee support claims made by former team employee Tiffany Johnston against owner captain Daniel Snyder. His testimony supposedly addressed that incident, along with his allegations of financial wrongdoing.
A spokesman for the committee’s Republican members apparently targeted Friedman with this comment, which came in the wake of recent reports: just further evidence that the Democrats’ investigation is a waste of Congress’ time. The Commission has not heard anything from any credible witness indicating any financial impropriety; In fact, the only credible witness in a position to know the facts Democrats heard has denied such wrongdoing.”
As we can see, there is no gray area here. Financial irregularities occurred, or did not occur. Friedman’s testimony is the starting point. The end point is evidence to support his claims or evidence to expose his claims (or lack of evidence to support his claims).
And if there is none to any of this, it is safe to assume that the league or team will say it out loud.
The leaders issued a statement last week, following initial reporting of possible financial irregularities. There has been no specific statement since Saturday’s report from AJ Perez of FrontOfficeSports.com regarding the allegation that funds were withheld from the visiting team’s fund.
Given the potential implications of this particular claim, which if true would undoubtedly bring down Sneijder, it is hard to imagine that the league and the team would remain silent.
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