NYS Attorney General Moves to Dissolve NRA
The New York State Attorney General has filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Riffle Association.
"The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets. The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.” ~ Letitia James, New York Attorney General
Letitia James, the Attorney General here in New York, has the National Riffle Association in her cross hairs! She has filed a lawsuit against the pro-gun organization, according to a press release I received. Her lawsuit claims the organization has diverted millions of dollars away, earmarked for use by the organization, to personal use. She is targeting not only the NRA organization, but also the Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre, former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Wilson Phillips, former Chief of Staff and the Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer. Her suit charges the members and former members of the senior leadership team of failing to follow state and federal laws, mismanaging NRA funds and using NRA money for personal gain.
The allegations are based on an 18-month investigation into the NRA. The organizations is considered a "non-profit" organization, which was chartered in New York, according to WKBW. Due to the mismanagement of funds, the NRA suffered a loss of more than $64 million over three years. The lawsuit aims to prevent the members involved in the financial scandal from serving on the boards of any non-profits in New York and recoup the misused money.