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New York's Attorney General Sues The Trump Foundation

14 June 2018, 06:56 | Erica Roy

New York sues Donald Trump foundation for 'persistent illegal conduct'

New York attorney general sues Trump and his children, alleging their charity engaged in 'persistent illegal conduct'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood after she sued him, his children, and the Trump Foundation.

The suit alleges "unlawful political coordination" with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, "self-dealing" that benefits Trump's businesses and other violations of the law.

The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, culminated a almost two-year investigation of Mr. Trump's charity, which became a subject of scrutiny during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

These include: -A $100,000 payment to settle legal claims against Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort -A $158,000 payment to settle legal claims against his Trump National Golf Club in 2008 from a hole-in-one tournament -A $10,000 payment at a charity auction to purchase a painting of Trump that was displayed at the Trump National Doral in Miami Underwood's predecessor, Eric Schneiderman, began investigating the foundation in 2016 following Washington Post reports that foundation spending personally benefited the presidential candidate. He promised to shut it down in 2016 but could not while the NY investigation was ongoing. "I won't settle this case!"The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000". I won't settle this case!,' he wrote.

"As our investigation reveals, the Trump foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their objective or legality", said New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who replaced the disgraced Eric Schneiderman last month. Decisions were made without "adequate consideration" and assets were misused to pay off legal obligations, promote Trump hotels, buy personal items and support Trump's campaign, according to the suit.


Underwood also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for further action.

Trump has already paid more than $330,000 in reimbursements and penalty taxes, Underwood said in the suit.

The lawsuit seeks to ban the president from serving as the director of any NY non-profit for 10 years, and seeks similar one year bans for each of his children, who serve on the foundation's board.

Prosecutors also want to bar Trump's three eldest children from the boards of nonprofits based in NY or that operate in NY for one year.

"This is politics at its worst", the foundation said in a statement.



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