NY AG Has NRA in the Crosshairs

NY AG Has NRA in the Crosshairs

New York Attorney General Letitia James, alleging years of fraud and corruption by National Rifle Association executives, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the NRA. Attorney General James has jurisdiction since the purportedly nonprofit NRA was chartered in New York State in 1871. The suit outlines decades of self-dealing, questionable contracts to family and friends of NRA leaders, payoffs, luxury executive perks, lavish compensation, and tens of millions in financial misconduct. Since the allegations involve tax fraud, the state is sharing its information with the IRS. Bewhiskered General Ambrose Burnside, first NRA President, is no doubt rolling around in his grave.

The DC Attorney General, claiming that the NRA raided its own NRA Foundation to stem the losses of the NRA proper, filed a second lawsuit against the gun group.

More:

“New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure,” Danny Hakim, New York Times

“New York AG sues to dissolve the NRA, alleging widespread fraud,” Betsy Woodruff Swan, Max Cohen, and Michelle Bocanegra, Politico

“Wayne LaPierre allegedly used NRA as a ‘personal piggy bank,’ N.Y. AG says,” Erik Ortiz, NBC News

“New York attorney general sues to shut down NRA, alleging ‘brazen illegality,'” Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

“The New York Attorney General Is Suing To Dissolve The NRA Over Financial Mismanagement,” Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed News

“DC sues the NRA Foundation for alleged misused funds,” Zack Budryk, The Hill

Updates:

“‘I don’t trust them any more’: how the NRA became its own worst enemy,” Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

“A worried nation wonders: How can we keep Wayne LaPierre safe?” Dana Milbank, Washington Post

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