The office of the New York state attorney general has found that the Trump Foundation violated the state’s tax laws and ordered the Republican nominee’s foundation to immediately stop fundraising.
The New York Attorney General’s Office released a statement:
On Friday, September 30, the Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a Notice of Violation to the Donald J. Trump Foundation (“Trump Foundation”) and directed the entity to cease and desist from soliciting contributions in New York.
The notice states that the Trump Foundation “is in violation of section 172 of Article 7-A New York’s Executive Law, which requires charitable organizations that solicit contributions in New York State to register with the Charities Bureau and to provide annual financial reports and annual audited financial statements.” Despite failing to register pursuant to Article 7-A, the Trump Foundation solicited contributions in New York State earlier this year, in violation of New York law.
The notice directs the Trump Foundation to “immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in other fundraising activities in New York” and “to provide the [AG’s] Charities Bureau with the information specified in Section 172 within fifteen (15) days” of receiving the notice.
It turns out that the real charitable foundation scandal doesn’t involve Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump. For months evidence has been growing that Donald Trump misused charity funds for his own personal benefit. Paintings and autographed sports memorabilia are just a few of the items that were bought on the charity’s dime for Donald Trump.
Trump used $250,000 from his charity to settle lawsuits that were brought against him. A week ago it was revealed that Trump used his charity to dodge personal income taxes on millions of dollars of income.
Donald Trump’s fake charity first came to light when the press forced him into following through on his promised donation to veterans groups. It was Trump who caused this problem for himself by trying to upstage a Republican primary debate by holding a sham fundraiser for veterans.
Donald Trump’s real crimes are coming to light, as no amount Clinton conspiracy theories can cover up the web of corruption that has been weaved by the man Republicans have nominated to be the next President Of The United States.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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