Del Biaggio Was Able to Bypass NHL Background Checks
July 18, 2008
Over the past few years there have been some high profile stories of colleges, sports teams and major corporations not conducting proper background checks. When Notre Dame hired coach George O’Leary they didn’t verify his resume, had they done so they would have found he lied. Marilee Jones, Dean at M.I.T. did the same. When the Arizona Diamondbacks hired Wally Backman he was dismissed one day later. Backman had a DUI and a lot of financial issues. It appears the National Hockey League (NHL) is the latest in these high profile stories. Notre Dame, The Diamondbacks and M.I.T. had no idea that we would be using them as examples in every speech, presentation and case study. Congratulations NHL, we will now be including you!
Nashville Predators part-owner William (Boots) Del Biaggio III, who has filed for bankruptcy and has been accused of defrauding millions of dollars in loans, was allowed to bypass some of the National Hockey League’s financial background checks for prospective owners, Nashville newspaper The Tennessean reported Thursday.
The allegations come from Canadian entrepreneur Doug Bergeron, who was approached by Del Biaggio in September about investing in the team.
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