FBI Documents Show Patricia Driscoll Used Charity $$$ in Legal Fight Against Kurt Busch

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By Jerry Jordan, Editor

Newly discovered FBI documents show Patricia Driscoll, who is under federal indictment for allegedly misappropriating over $600,000 from a charity designed to help wounded military members and their families, used money from the Armed Forces Foundation to pay her attorney fees in a court case where she accused her ex-boyfriend, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, of assaulting her, Kickin’ the Tires has confirmed.

ApplicationForSearchWarrant

The documents, which were found on the government database, PACER, were not included in those linked directly to Driscoll’s criminal case and included an affidavit for a search warrant filed by FBI Special Agent Timothy Lynch. The affidavit lays out a detailed look at how the FBI went about investigating the case against Driscoll and which documents and files federal prosecutors will use to present their case in court, which is expected to be in the latter part of the year. According to the document four Dell computers were seized by investigators and searched for information, emails and other documents that will be used to prosecute Driscoll on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, tax evasion and interference with administrations of IRS laws and one count of 1st degree fraud.

“I have discovered that Driscoll used AFF funds to pay for attorneys representing her in non-AFF legal matters,” states the affidavit. “I discovered through Delaware court records that Driscoll was represented by Carolyn N. McNiece of the law firm Parkowski, Guerke, & Swayze P.A., in a legal case against an ex-boyfriend. The case was adjudicated in Delaware Family Court where Driscoll sought and obtained a protective order against the ex-boyfriend.

“In a letter dated September 10, 2015, a representative of the law firm Parkowski, Guerke, & Swayze P.A. notified the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia stating, ‘Our firm has never represented Armed Forces Foundation and has no billing records related to Armed Forces Foundation.’”

The affidavit provides a list of “13 debits” totaling $65,220 from the AFF’s SunTrust checking account to the law firm that represented her in Delaware. Busch was later cleared in the Delaware case and no charges were ever brought.

Additional information in the affidavit details other alleged deceptions by Driscoll, including the sale of a night vision unit for $10,000 to a third party that was purchased with AFF funds for $6,315. A source confirmed to Kickin’ the Tires the unit was sold to another person involved in NASCAR.

“On October 25, 2012, from e-mail address (REDACTED), Driscoll wrote to CW1 (Cooperative Witness 1), ‘Please complete ASAP. Needs to be shipped to my house.’ The e-mail included the signature, ‘Patricia Driscoll, CEO, Frontline Defense Systems,’ and ‘President & Exec Board Member, Armed Forces Foundation,’” states Lynch’s affidavit for a search warrant. “The same day, at Driscoll’s direction, CW1 purchased a Recon M24 (640×480) for $6,315.22 using a debit from the AFF SunTrust account. Internet research further identified this item as a Thermal Monocular Night Vision Scope. FLIR Systems records identified the purchaser as Patricia Driscoll, Frontline Defense Systems. The shipping address was identified as Driscoll’s residence, (REDACTED), Maryland, while the billing address was listed as 16 North Carolina Avenue SE, Washington, DC.

“I have learned that Driscoll sold the item, purchased with AFF funds, to a third party who then paid Driscoll personally for the item. A representative for the third party confirmed this transaction took place and then emailed me: a copy of a $10,000 check made out from the third party to Driscoll, a copy of the third party’s corporate check ledger stating the check was to ‘repay Driscoll,’ and a photograph of the purchased item with a model number matching that provided by CW1 and FLIR Systems.”

Additionally, newly filed documents by the AFF with the Internal Revenue Service accuse Driscoll of stealing an additional $300,000 – pushing the total misappropriations from the charity to over $900,000.

2015-AFF 990 Form

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice stated they do not typically comment on litigation outside of the public filings, so it is unknown if prosecutors will amend the charges against Driscoll.

As for Driscoll, she referred a request for comment to her attorney Brian Stolarz, with the LeClairRyan Law Firm’s Compliance, Investigations and White Collar team.

Stolarz said the case will go to trial, which he expects to be later this year.

“At this time we have no comment on the new information you have provided,” Stolarz said. “The charges against Ms. Driscoll are without merit and we look forward to her day in court.”

Stolarz confirmed he also believes the case will go forward toward the end of the year. However, he did provide information that he intends to file a “Motion to Dismiss” on Driscoll’s behalf next week and will provide Kickin’ the Tires with a copy once it if filed.

“The last status conference mentioned that it might be at the end of this year but no date has been firmed up yet,” he said. “The next status conference is in May. That is the only date that I know.”

10 Comments

  1. Mike

    April 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for your outstanding effort. The FBI has to be looking into how she’s paying her $10,800 mortgage + expenses + HER LEGAL BILLS.

  2. Echo

    April 23, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Have a good race today ” Mike ” .

  3. Dehmitz

    April 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks for your hard work covering this story! It proves again how many of these charities for veterans are scams.

  4. big g

    April 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    did nascar tell kurt they were sorry after taking him out of the biggest race of the year.

  5. Jim Lynch

    April 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Wow! Great article! Hats off to the author, love the file links to warrant and tax docs. Good job! I knew she was stealing since day one. Want to get locked up, self promotion is a great Start! Lick her up!

  6. Dennis

    April 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Glad to see Kickin is sticking with this. Kurt isn’t a perfect person but I don’t think he deserved what he got with her.

  7. Eric

    April 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

    In my time in the navy and even working in Washington for a short duration, ive noticed that there are a lot of people that just don’t add up. Driscoll was one of them. All those races I saw her on camera at nascar events pushing her charity. She comes from a politically connected family. She is a defense contractor – making tons of money at the hands of the u.s. Taxpayer for the perpetuation of war (Ike warned everyone of the military industry complex). She then has this charity which supposedly helps vets – and it may – but it helps herself first. Look no further than a charities overhead to get insight if it’s doing good work.

    Regardless her thirst for attention, the stories about her telling Kurt she was an assassin- I think she’s not right in he head. Unfortunately there are a lot of people that make stories up – foxnews had a contributor years ago that was a retired colonel that provided military feedback on the show. Turns out this guy was enlisted in the army for about a month in the 1960s. Never an officer, just not living in reality. There are 100s if not 1000s of these stories. Do a google search sometime. You would be amazed.

    Driscoll reminds me very much of these folks. She is high functioning but also doesn’t live in reality. But likes the attention. Enter nascar where so many fans and the organization absolutely worships the military. She probably got more attention and $$ than ever with her KB relationship. people really need a healthy dose of skepticism. No everyone is who they say they are nor are they doing good deeds.

    • Intelligentia

      May 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Exactly as it relates to the stolen valor comment! But, it does not necessarily mean she did not suffer domestic violence.

      EDITOR’S NOTE: The prosecutor ruled there was not enough evidence to prove either way and felt they could not make a case supporting her claim. Therefore, the charges were dismissed.

  8. Scooter

    April 25, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I knew she was a BS’er the first time I saw her. Kurt is not the only one that got burned, think of all those people she fooled into giving her money supposedly for the charity. Like the guy that gave the restored GM Futureliner bus that brought a million dollars at the Barrett-Jackson Auction. Did that money get to the Charity?

  9. RunsWthSizzors

    August 18, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Thank you for following this story. Not only has she stolen funds donated for veterans but she attempted to ruin Kurt’s career when he broke up with her. She is evil and I can’t wait to see how this plays out. I won’t be surprised if she gets a slap on the wrist. Pretty, rich, blond, females don’t do time. What a shame.

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