New York AG James Accuses Gun Group NRA Execs Of Self-dealing

According to the lawsuit, the senior leadership of the NRA squandered millions in donations on personal trips, private jets and expensive meals.

Aug 17, 2020, Mon
Aug 12, 2020, Wed
thetrace.org Aug 12, 2020, Wednesday
Daily Bulletin: The NRA Is Funneling Money Into A Newly Formed Super PAC
The National Rifle Association’s existing PAC, the Political Victory Fund (PVF), may take contributions, capped at $5,000 a year, only from NRA members. Spending restrictions also apply. The new super PAC, called just the Victory Fund, however, may accept donations of any size from individuals, corporations, nonprofits, and other PACs with no limits on what it can spend. While the PVF can give directly to candidates, the Victory Fund is prohibited from doing so and can’t coordinate its spending with parties or campaigns. According to Federal Election Commission filings, the new super PAC has collected more than $1 million since it was formed in March. All of the money has come from the NRA’s lobbying arm. The larger takeaway: While super PACs have donor disclosure requirements, “social welfare” organizations like the NRA do not. Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, said it is increasingly common for social welfare groups to fund super PACs as a way to “skirt disclosure rules.” Records show the PAC has spent only $14,000 so far, all of it on in-kind contributions to the NRA’s lobbying arm. It’s evidence, Massaglia said, that the NRA and the Victory Fund are sharing resources and staff. Such setups, she said, “contribute to an erosion of campaign finance transparency.” — Will Van Sant, staff writer.
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Aug 06, 2020, Thu
ag.ny.gov Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Attorney General James Files Lawsuit To Dissolve NRA | New York State Attorney General
New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA)
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lawandcrime.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Dan Bongino Loses Defamation Lawsuit | Law Crime
In the beginning of a 18-page opinion released Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Jose E. Martinez, an appointee of President George W. Bush, uttered the key words that are almost always the death knell of defamation lawsuits: "Dan Bongino is a public figure."
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foxnews.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
NRA Fights Back, Files Its Own Suit Against NY Attorney General Seeking To Disband Organization | Fox News
The National Rifle Association is fighting back against a lawsuit filed Thursday by New York’s attorney general by submitting its own civil suit against state officials.
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npr.org Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation : NPR
New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.
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youtube.com Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
New York State Attorney General Letitia James Makes An Announcement — 8/6/2020 - YouTube
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Final NRA Summons Complaint
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Gun Rights Vs Gun Control: NRA Spending (116th Congress) Data- Google Sheets
NRA spending (116th Congress) Data updated by the Center for Responsive Politics
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