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Thursday, November 26, 2020

The National Rifle Association says in a tax filing that it became aware of a "significant diversion" of its assets in 2019 and previous years, and that its current president has paid back nearly $300,000 plus interest in funds for the expenses, according to the filings.



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The filing states that there are other transactions from 2019 and other years that are "still under review" and are currently part of four different lawsuits.
One of those suits, filed in August by New York state Attorney General Letitia James, seeks to dissolve the NRA, alleging that its senior leadership violated laws governing nonprofit groups and used millions from the organization's reserves for personal use and tax fraud.

In a statement to CNN, James said LaPierre's reimbursement shows that the NRA "went unchecked" under his leadership.
"For years, Wayne LaPierre and his lieutenants skirted the law and pocketed millions from NRA coffers to fund lavish lifestyles that included private jets, pricey vacations, expensive meals, and no-show contracts," James said in the statement. "Mr. LaPierre's reimbursement of just a fraction of the millions he personally profited from indicates how the NRA went unchecked under his leadership. There is no question that the rot runs deep, which is why our lawsuit will continue. We will not stop fighting until justice is served."

At the time of James' suit, LaPierre said in a statement that the investigation is "an unconstitutional, premeditated attack aiming to dismantle and destroy the NRA." The NRA countersued in federal court. Both suits are still pending.

I guess this helps explain why the NRA was pretty much of a no show in the 2020 elections.

It appears as if James has neutered the NRA.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-11-26 07:19 AM | Reply

FEDUP @ #1

"I guess this helps explain why the NRA was pretty much of a no show in the 2020 elections.

And it also explains something earlier ~~ why a whistleblower like Col. Oliver North was forcibly ushered out of the NRA.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-11-26 07:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Away with the NRA.

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-11-26 09:47 AM | Reply

I need to start a cult asap. I'm up for retirement in a couple years.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2020-11-26 10:35 AM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD No no! Start a Christian ministry-that's where the big bucks are!

#5 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2020-11-26 12:42 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols

Don't count on them being Neutered just yet.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-11-26 07:53 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by Yodagirl

Could swear Legally just said that...

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-11-26 07:54 PM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE-I stand corrected....

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2020-11-27 10:04 AM | Reply

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