New York Attorney General Letitia James Sues to Dissolve NRA for Fraud, $64 Million in Donations Were Misused
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a civil lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA). James said an 18-month investigation found financial misconduct of more than $64 million over a three-year period, notes NPR:
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.
According to James, top NRA executives misused donations for personal gain, awarded contracts to friends, family members and former employees.
James wants Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (pictured) and general counsel John Frazer removed from the NRA because they “instituted a culture of self-dealing, mismanagement and negligent oversight” that contributed to “the waste and loss of millions in assets.”
In 2019, Fox News host Steve Hilton called LaPierre “a man who has been exploiting for his own personal enrichment one of the most deeply held beliefs of American patriots.”
Hilton also called LaPierre “an odious little grifter,” reported Talking Points Memo.