Ex-Vikes Yary-Voigt settle lawsuit; terms private

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minnesota Vikings’ player Ron Yary has settled a lawsuit against former teammate Stu Voigt over some bad investments.

The terms of the settlement were confidential.

In 2011, Yary and others sued Voigt, alleging he fraudulently got friends to make high-risk investments between 2002 and 2007 by telling them there was no risk and he would personally guarantee the money. The lawsuit claimed that instead, Voigt received commissions and finders fees, while investors lost money.

Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice told Voigt he was under investigation for bank and wire fraud. Voigt attorney Phillip Cole says nothing has happened in that investigation and Voigt denies wrongdoing.

Yary played with the Vikings from 1968 to 1981. Voigt was with the team from 1970-1980.

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