CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has the financial ability to cover his share of a new $975 million football stadium even as he is facing a hefty judgment from a New Jersey civil lawsuit, according to the preliminary findings of a Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority-ordered examination.

The authority hired Dorsey & Whitney LLP and FTI Consulting to conduct the audit after a New Jersey judge found Wilf liable for fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the state's civil racketeering statutes in a two-decade old lawsuit accusing involving a real estate transaction.

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