MINNEAPOLIS - Talks between Minnesota Vikings officials and lawyers for the state could resume in the near future after the team turned over documents on the finances of owners Zygi and Mark Wilf that had been withheld.
A spokeswoman for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Wednesday the Vikings now appear to have turned over all documents needed for a due diligence review of the Wilf's finances.
Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley tells KARE 11 the team did turn over more financial information to the Due Diligence review team yesterday. Bagley says the original information turned over to the stadium board was from US Bank. An attorney from Dorsey Whitney wanted financial info directly from the Wilf family, so that was turned over yesterday.
The Vikings are hopeful the Due Diligence team has everything it needs and that the process will be expedited.
The Wilfs are the subject of greater scrutiny after a New Jersey judge ruled the Wilfs defrauded a partner in an unrelated development deal. Last week, Authority officials said the Wilfs had resisted providing documents sought by the state.
Authority spokeswoman Jenn Hathaway says the financial review could wrap later this week or next. The Vikings halted negotiations on stadium lease and development agreements until the review is finished, sparking concerns about the project's construction timeline.
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