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Ex-Vikes’ Yary, Others Sue Voigt Over Investments

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minnesota Vikings’ player Ron Yary is suing former teammate Stu Voigt over some bad investments.

In a federal lawsuit made public Tuesday, Yary and others allege 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.

Instead, the lawsuit states, Voigt received commissions and finders fees, while the investors lost their money. Some plaintiffs say they lost their entire life savings, while Yary lost $100,000.

The lawsuit seeks damages to be determined at trial.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Voigt had an attorney. A message left at a phone listing for a Stuart Voigt wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.

Yary played with the Vikings from 1968 to 1981. Voigt joined the team in 1970.

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