Tish James is forcing the NRA to dissolve after finding that the leaders, including Wayne LaPierre, were self dealing and stealing money - to the tune of $64M
New York Attorney General Sues To Completely Dissolve The NRA
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August 6, 2020

New York Attorney General, Letitia James, called a press conference for Thursday about a "National Issue" and wow, did she not disappoint. In her press conference Thursday she called for the "dissolution of the NRA and the removal of CEO Wayne LaPierre from the leadership post he has held for the past 39 years, saying he and others used the group’s funds to finance a luxury lifestyle."

She methodically outlined how LaPierre and several lieutenants engaged in a "decades-long pattern of fraud to raid the coffers of the powerful gun rights group for personal gain...draining $64 million from the nonprofit in just three years."


The Washington Post is reporting that James is asking a New York court to "force" LaPierre and three other deputies to repay the NRA for the money they stole. Furthermore, she reports that the NRA leaders engaged in a pattern of "flouting state and federal laws and signing off on reports and statements they knew were fraudulent, while diverting millions of dollars away from the NRA’s charitable mission to benefit themselves and their allies."

The four men she named were Wayne LaPierre, John Frazer (NRA general counsel), Woody Phillips (former treasurer), and Joshua Powell (former chief of staff). She is also seeking to bar the men from serving in a leadership role at a New Yorkk charity in the future.

In a statement, James said:

“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 investigation began 18 months ago and found “a culture of self-dealing, mismanagement, and negligent oversight at the NRA that was illegal, oppressive, and fraudulent."

On Thursday the D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine ALSO filed a lawsuit against the NRA Foundation, which has its headquarters in DC. Racine accused them of being a "puppet of the NRA".

In addition to the brazen theft from the NRA, LaPierre also arranged a "post-employment contract for himself with the NRA worth $17 million." He never got approval from the board for this deal. He just...signed the contract.

Twitter had MANY THOUGHTS:

Literally, this is it:

The full lawsuit is below:

NRA Lawsuit Filed By AG James by Karoli on Scribd

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