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  1. Law & Order says:

    Here are some of the NRA’s alleged big-buck abuses in New York lawsuit https://nypost.com/2020/08/06/some-of-the-nras-alleged-financial-abuses-in-new-york-lawsuit/ [ Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr., chief executive and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, also negotiated a post-employment contract for himself valued at $17 million without NRA board approval].

    “…Like other cases of corruption, this easily could have been framed as a criminal case. Filing false registration and disclosure documents as part of a scheme to defraud can serve as the basis for federal mail or wire fraud, and often does in public corruption cases. When I served as a federal prosecutor, my former office brought public corruption cases on such theories in similar cases in which officials misused funds for personal benefit. Why then, is it left to James, whose office’s oversight over charities is civil in nature, to bring this action? The silence of the U.S. Department of Justice here is deafening.
    But the effect of the state attorney general’s civil case might be even more devastating than a criminal case because one of the remedies of her action is dissolution of the NRA itself. She used the same tactics to dissolve the Trump Foundation in November. There, she reached a settlement with President Donald Trump and family members to pay $2 million to resolve allegations of misuse of charitable funds to influence the 2016 presidential primary election and to further his own personal interests.” Barbara McQuade, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-dissolved-trumps-charity-now-shes-coming-for-the-nra
    See also “Lawsuit: The NRA’s ‘School Safety Initiative’ Was a Front to Increase Fundraising” (Dec 2019) https://www.thedailybeast.com/nras-school-safety-initiative-was-a-farce-meant-to-juice-fundraising-lawsuit

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