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DOJ: Ex-Vikings tight end under investigation

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U. S. Department of Justice has informed former Minnesota Vikings great Stu Voigt that he's under investigation for bank and wire fraud.

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A letter signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Lewis seeks a "pre-indictment resolution." The letter was attached to documents filed in federal court in a civil securities fraud fight between Voigt and four investors, including former Vikings teammate and Hall of Famer Ron Yary.

The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/xw7Swl ) reports Voigt's attorney, Bryan Feldhaus, says the scope of the federal investigation wasn't defined, but he believes it's similar to the civil case. That lawsuit alleges Voigt fraudulently got friends to make high-risk investments between 2002 and 2007 by telling them there was no risk and that he would personally guarantee the money. Voigt has denied wrongdoing.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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