New York Sues National Rifle Association For Corruption

Headline Roundup August 6th, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday, citing "years of self-dealing and illegal conduct." An accompanying press release said that after an 18-month investigation, the attorney general is suing the organization and four of its leaders for allegedly diverting millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence of friends and former employees. NRA president Carolyn Meadows said the group was counter-suing the New York attorney general's office, calling it "a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda." President Donald Trump called the lawsuit "a very terrible thing" and suggested that the NRA move its headquarters to Texas on Thursday.

As of Thursday, there has been consistent coverage of this story from all sides of the political spectrum. Some coverage from left-rated outlets provided detailed analyses of the NRA's leadership and the alleged crimes they committed.

New York Sues National Rifle Association For Corruption

From the Left
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A lawsuit by Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, has sued the powerful National Rifle Association, and also its four top leaders in an attempt to expose alleged corruption and misuse of funds.

Who are they and what are they accused of doing?

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From the Right
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New York is trying to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), announcing a lawsuit against the gun-rights group.

The state attorney general on Thursday said the NRA engages in "illegal self-dealings" after filing a lawsuit in state court in Manhattan following an 18-month investigation into the organization.

"It's clear the NRA has been failing to carry out it's stated mission for many many years. Instead, it operated as a breeding ground for greed, abuse, and illegality," New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed. "Today, we send a loud and...

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From the Center
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(Reuters) - New York state’s attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees.

The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan court by Attorney General Letitia James alleges NRA leaders paid for family trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals that contributed to a $64 million reduction in the NRA’s balance sheet in three years, turning a surplus into a deficit.

The NRA...

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