Standing before U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey, Driscoll was dressed in a khaki suit with her hair in a bun and sporting dark-rimmed spectacles, she stood mostly silent, except to answer the Judge and converse with her attorney. She acknowledged she understood the charges against her and that she also understood her right to remain silent. Speaking on her behalf, her attorney Barry Pollock, said his client pleads, "not guilty on all counts."
Driscoll was released on her own recognizance but must report weekly to the federal Pre-Trial Services Division and surrender her passport. She was also ordered to stay within 50-miles of Washington D.C. unless she get permission from pre-trial services and is forbidden to leave the country without an order form the court. Kickin the Tires
|Patricia Driscoll (L)|
09/20/16 Patricia Driscoll, the former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch who accused him of domestic violence, was indicted Tuesday on federal wire fraud, mail fraud and tax evasion charges.
The indictments were announced by U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips as well as officials with the FBI and Internal Revenue Service.
A statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Driscoll, 38, of Ellicott City, Md., would be arraigned at a later date in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
In the indictment, Driscoll was charged with two counts each of wire fraud, mail fraud, and tax evasion, and one count of attempt to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue laws. She also was charged with first-degree fraud, a District of Columbia offense. The indictment also includes a forfeiture allegation seeking all proceeds that can be traced to the alleged fraud scheme.
Work with Armed Forces Foundation
Until July when she resigned, Driscoll was the executive director of the Armed Forces Foundation, a tax-exempt non-profit charity based in Washington, D.C., with a stated mission to protect and promote the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of military service members, veterans, and their families.
For several years, the foundation was involved in several events with NASCAR and many of its tracks. Motorsport.com