The legal woes of former football player and Minnesota Vikings co-owner Reginald Fowler continued to mount this week as the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion to detain him pending a trial on numerous charges relating to the operation of several crypto exchanges including Bitfinex.
The DOJ announced earlier in the week that Fowler and an Israeli woman had been charged in connection with the alleged operation of an illegal bank and unregistered money transmitter operation.
Fowler and the Israeli woman also were indicted by the New York Attorney General’s Office.
Among other factors, the DOJ cited access to funds as one of the reasons it believes Fowler poses a risk of fleeing before trial.
This scheme involves a staggering amount of money, and the government believes that some of that money remains available to Defendant, especially in overseas jurisdictions. That, combined with Defendant’s international ties, would give him the means to flee to avoid prosecution.Motion in U.S. v Fowler