The legal professional for the previous worker of the Jacksonville Jaguars who stole greater than $22m from the crew mentioned he did it to repay playing losses. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Amit Patel, the previous Jacksonville Jaguars worker who allegedly stole over $22m from the crew, did it due to a playing dependancy, this in line with his lawyer. In an announcement on Thursday, Patel’s legal professional Alex King mentioned Patel “used VCC (digital bank card) funds to gamble on Each day Fantasy Sports activities” on FanDuel and DraftKings.
King mentioned that “99% of the misappropriated funds” needed to do with playing and that the steepest playing losses got here within the months main as much as the NFL’s investigation. Patel has reportedly been in playing dependancy therapy for the reason that spring.
regrets his actions which have resulted in him each shedding his dream job and damaging the group”
“Mr. Patel is deeply remorseful and apologizes for his conduct,” King mentioned. “He liked working for the Jacksonville Jaguars and regrets his actions which have resulted in him each shedding his dream job and damaging the group. Mr. Patel stays in therapy and intends to hunt ongoing therapy for the foreseeable future.”
King referred to as Patel’s scheme to make use of the Jaguars’ VCC system to fund his dependancy “horribly misguided,” however famous that “Mr. Patel didn’t use the Jaguars’ VCC to fund his way of life.”
The U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the Center District of Florida begs to vary. Whereas it definitely acknowledges that Patel used a part of the cash to gamble, the USAO additionally says that Patel spent cash on a Florida apartment, personal jets and luxurious motels, a number of automobiles, cryptocurrency, wristwatches, a rustic membership membership, and extra.