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New York Attorney General Files Suit to Dissolve NRA over Executives’ Self-Dealing

HeadlineAug 07, 2020

Here in New York, Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the National Rifle Association, seeking to dissolve the gun lobby group over what she called a “culture of self-dealing, mismanagement, and negligent oversight that was illegal, oppressive, and fraudulent.” James said the NRA’s chief executive officer, Wayne LaPierre, and other top officials broke state and federal laws while enriching themselves and their families.

Attorney General Letitia James: “Mr. LaPierre exploited the organization for his and his family’s financial benefit and the benefit of a close circle of NRA staff, board members and vendors. Specifically, Mr. LaPierre spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the NRA’s charitable assets for personal private plane trips for himself and his family, including extended family when he was not present.”

The lawsuit seeks to remove LaPierre and other top executives from the NRA and to bar them from ever serving on a nonprofit board in New York again. LaPierre and the NRA are major supporters of President Trump.

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