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NRA Donor Files Suit Over CEO’s Expenses by Mark Maremont

New York Attorney General going after NRA

The NRA for some reason has long enjoyed tax-exempt status from the IRS, and now New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to know exactly why. The group is violating campaign finance laws left and right, including their acceptance of boatloads of cash from foreign countries, and now they are about to feel the squeeze of one of the most zealous prosecutors in this country. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

NRA Donor Files Suit Over CEO’s Expenses 

NRA Donor Files Suit Over CEO’s Expenses

Complaint comes as gun-rights organization is facing internal turmoil and an investigation by New York’s attorney general

Defendants in the lawsuit include the National Rifle Association, the NRA Foundation and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre, above. PHOTO: SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES

A donor to the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against the gun-rights group, seeking class-action status, and claiming the group’s funding solicitations were “intentionally and materially false” because the NRA spent donated funds on executive perks, large legal fees, and other expenses unrelated to the group’s core mission.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn., plaintiff David Dell’Aquila is seeking damages on behalf of all donors since Jan. 1, 2015, to the NRA and its related charity, the NRA Foundation.

A donor to the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against the gun-rights group, seeking class-action status, and claiming the group’s funding solicitations were “intentionally and materially false” because the NRA spent donated funds on executive perks, large legal fees, and other expenses unrelated to the group’s core mission.

A donor to the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against the gun-rights group, seeking class-action status, and claiming the group’s funding solicitations were “intentionally and materially false” because the NRA spent donated funds on executive perks, large legal fees, and other expenses unrelated to the group’s core mission.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn., plaintiff David Dell’Aquila is seeking damages on behalf of all donors since Jan. 1, 2015, to the NRA and its related charity, the NRA Foundation.

Defendants include the NRA, the NRA Foundation and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. The complaint was filed prose, meaning Mr. Dell’Aquila is representing himself.

67th Attorney General of New York

According to The Washington Post, the NRA did not move forward with the purchase. But the internal discussions over acquiring a luxury property for LaPierre have drawn the scrutiny of New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is investigating whether the NRA violated its tax-exempt status by allowing insiders to use their positions to enrich themselves. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nra-donor-files-suit-over-ceos-expenses-11565221846

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