Jury finds former Viking Voigt guilty of bank fraud

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.

A federal jury reached the verdict Friday in a case that prosecutors said bilked investors out of millions of dollars. Voigt was acquitted of a second bank fraud count.

The Star Tribune reports Voigt’s business partner, Jeffrey Gardner, was convicted of multiple fraud charges.

Gardner was accused of using money invested in his Hennessey Financial LLC to pay prior investors and debts instead of financing real estate projects. Voigt was accused of defrauding a bank while he was its chairman by failing to disclose debts Gardner owed him while Gardner sought credit.

The men will be sentenced later. Voigt’s attorney didn’t return a message.

Voigt played for the Vikings from 1970 to 1980.