Federal prosecutors have announced an eight-count indictment against Patricia P. Driscoll, the president of the Washington-based Armed Forces Foundation.
In a December tax filing, the foundation reported that it had “become aware of suspected misappropriations” of approximately $600,000 between 2006 and 2014.
Driscoll is being charged with two counts each of wire fraud, mail fraud, and tax-evasion, and one count of attempting to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue laws. She is also charged with first-degree fraud.
Driscoll is a glamorous figure, who likes life in the fast lane. She had a four year relationship with NASCAR driver Kurt Busch that ended recently.
Some of the misused funds went to fly Driscoll’s son around the country, though he wasn’t on business for the Foundation. She used a Foundation credit card to pay for a trip she took with Busch to Paris and Morocco.
Other expenses the Armed Forces Foundation paid for included massages, personal medical expenses, toys and grocery bills.
The Foundation has released a statement saying that it “profoundly regrets that funds meant to support our Veterans were diverted for personal gain.”