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Ellicott City woman who formerly headed veterans charity convicted of tax evasion, wire fraud

Ellicott City woman who formerly headed veterans charity convicted of tax evasion, wire fraud

The longtime president of a veterans charity was convicted Thursday by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., of spending money meant for the charity on jewelry, shopping and other personal expenses.

Patricia Driscoll, 40, of Ellicott City, was found guilty of two counts each of wire fraud and tax evasion, and one count of first-degree fraud, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

Driscoll is scheduled to be sentenced in March and faces decades in prison.

Her defense attorney decried the verdict, insisting his client broke no laws.

“The jury did not get it right — Patricia Driscoll is innocent,” attorney Brian W. Stolarz said in a statement. “We are very...

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