Former Minnesota Vikings TE Stu Voigt guilty of bank fraud

Former Vikings tight end Stu Voigt was found guilty on one count of bank fraud and acquitted on a second count.

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.

A federal jury reached the verdict Friday in a case that prosecutors said bilked investors out of millions of dollars. Voigt was acquitted of a second bank fraud count.

The Star Tribune reports Voigt’s business partner, Jeffrey Gardner, was convicted of multiple fraud charges.

Gardner was accused of using money invested in his Hennessey Financial LLC to pay prior investors and debts instead of financing real estate projects. Voigt was accused of defrauding a bank while he was its chairman by failing to disclose debts Gardner owed him while Gardner sought credit.

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