A woman whom Eagles quarterback Mike Vick claimed had mishandled his money has been charged by federal authorities with scamming eight NFL players.
Per the Associated Press, Mary Wong allegedly swindled the players to the tune of $8 million.
She allegedly sold phony investments in “luxury properties in Arizona, Tennessee and Michigan along with private jets and other investments.” Money from new investors allegedly was used to pay off old investors, making the thing a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme.
Wong allegedly used the money she raised to finance a lavish lifestyle.
Vick sued in January the firm of Williams and Bullocks, owned by NFL players Demorrio Williams, Daniel Bullocks, and Josh Bullocks — and run by Mary Wong. Vick allegedly turned to Wong for help as he was trying to raise $1 million that the federal government was seeking for the care and feeding of the dogs rescued from his rural Virginia property.
The criminal indictment against Wong identifies her victims only by their initials.