New York AG Sues to Dissolve the NRA: “Top Executives Funneled Millions Into Their Own Pockets”
I’ve been saying for awhile that Tish James would make a great U.S. Attorney General pick for Joe Biden, prior to this she already won in court against president Trump.
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA). The suit accuses CEO Wayne LaPierre and other current and former NRA executives of diverting funds from the charitable mission of the organization into their own pockets.
James seeks to dissolve the pro-gun organization, remove LaPierre from his leadership position and recover millions of dollars in lost assets. In addition to the NRA and LaPierre, the lawsuit also names the organization’s general counsel John Frazer, former treasurer Woody Phillips and former chief of staff Joshua Powell.
The accusations include contributing to the loss of $64 million over three years for the NRA; awarding contracts for the personal benefit of close associates and family members; and failing to follow numerous laws.
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said in a statement. “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.”