Trump Foundation shutting down amid allegations money used for personal benefit

The Washington Post  The Washington Post

Back in June they sued the Trump Organization, accusing them of "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct" over many years - most recently funneling millions of money meant for charity into Trump's presidential campaign.

The agreement comes less than a month after Judge Saliann Scarpulla blocked efforts by Trump Foundation lawyers to dismiss New York State's case against the organization.

NY filed a lawsuit last spring accusing the foundation of operating like an extension of Mr Trump's businesses and political campaign.

Underwood took a slight jab at the president, who is facing mounting legal troubles and investigations, by adding that the shutting down of Trump's charity was "an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone".

Trump gave away the money in his name and also used the foundation to pay his business's legal settlements.

"[Underwood] secure [d] a stipulation dissolving the Trump Foundation under judicial supervision, [with Attorney General] review to ensure charitable [money] goes to reputable [organizations]", she wrote.

Underwood also said in her statement that she believed there was a "shocking pattern of illegality" within the foundation.

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According to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, her investigation into alleged misconduct could still result in millions of dollars in penalties and sanctions against the president and his three oldest children.

In addition, the foundation paid $158,000 to resolve a lawsuit over a prize for a hole-in-one contest at a Trump-owned golf course; $10,000 to buy a 6-foot (1.8-meter) portrait of Trump at a charity auction; and $5,000 for ads promoting Trump's hotels in the programs for charitable events.

Several pages of the document focus on a charity fundraiser for veterans in Iowa in January 2016, which Mr Trump chose to hold instead of taking part in a TV debate with other Republican presidential hopefuls ahead of the influential state's caucuses. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and other senior campaign officials determined which parties got the donations, a violation of a law stating that nonprofits such as the Trump Foundation are barred from political activity.

Trump has repeatedly defended his charity, claiming that there has been no wrongdoing.

Underwood referred the office's findings to the IRS and the Federal Election Commission.

In its most recent available filing with the IRS, in 2016 the foundation reported $2,929,274 in revenue and $3,075,269 in expenses. The smallest, a $7 foundation gift to the Boy Scouts that same year, appeared to benefit Trump's family. They tell them all about a charity, like say a children's hospital, pulling on their heartstrings and getting them to donate to the Donald J.

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