Vikings’ owner denied appeal on wealth disclosure

A New Jersey appeals court has refused to hear arguments by

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf that his family’s net worth

should be kept private.

The Wilfs have long kept their finances private even as the

family won public subsidies to build a new stadium for their

National Football League franchise.

But an order that the Wilfs disclose their fortune stems from a

lawsuit brought against them by former partners in a 1980s real

estate project. A judge found in September that the Wilfs had

defrauded the ex-partners and ordered them to pay $84.5 million in


The appeals court allowed their net worth to remain sealed until

a final judgment is issued in the lawsuit.

A family attorney tells The Star-Ledger ( )

he’ll ask the judge to delay the release until the full appeal of

the case.

Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger,