NY AG Seeks To Dismantle The NRA, Trump Says It Should Move To TX
After an investigation into alleged corruption and mishandling of funds, Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association. James said the 18-month-long investigation concluded the group is “fraught with fraud and abuse.”
The suit claims the leaders of the gun-rights group misused funds for personal gain and the mishandling of money accounted for a $64 million loss over three years.
According to James. the group created contracts with friends and family and wrote contracts with former employees for ensured loyalty.
James sued as the NRA is registered in New York and is in her jurisdiction — it was filed with the New York Supreme Court. The AG said the group is “a breeding ground for greed, abuse, and brazen illegality.”
Further, James is seeking the court to require the dissolving of the organization and require each of the current and former executives to pay full restitution. Wayne LaPierre and three other executives would never be allowed to serve on the board of a New York charity if the suit wins, as reported by CNBC.
The suit is civil but if the AG finds criminal activity, “we will refer it to the Manhattan district attorney,” she said.
The NRA has yet to make a comment on the lawsuit.