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New York Judge Orders Trump to Pay $2 Million for Charitable Foundation Violations

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Friday, 08 November, 2019, 11:25
New York Judge Orders Trump to Pay $2 Million for Charitable Foundation Violations

A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Trump to pay a $2 million settlement to a number of nonprofits in a civil case alleging the Trump Foundation committed “persistent” violations of the laws governing charitable organizations, according to a court filing.The lawsuit from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleges that Trump and his three oldest children ran the charitable organization in a way that flouted federal and state campaign finance laws during the 2016 campaign season, including allowing the Trump campaign to organize a fundraising event for the foundation in Des Moines.According to the suit, the Trump family violated the charitable foundation’s tax-exempt status by turning it into “little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests.”