NY Judge Orders Trump to Pay $2 Million in Charity Settlement

Headline Roundup November 7th, 2019

A judge in New York ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million in damages to a group of nonprofit organizations after misusing Trump Foundation funds. The settlement, which was announced Wednesday but finalized in October, saw Trump admit to misusing funds and agree on limitations for future charity-related work; the Trump Foundation shut down in Dec. 2018.

NY Judge Orders Trump to Pay $2 Million in Charity Settlement

From the Right
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The New York Attorney General's office announced Thursday that a judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in damages for improper use of funds at the Trump Foundation in connection with the 2016 presidential primaries and his own political purposes, as part of a lawsuit Trump and the foundation settled with state Attorney General Letitia James.

James' office had requested $2.8 million in restitution and a $5.6 million penalty, but Judge Saliann Scarpulla decided $2 million was a more reasonable restitution amount and declined to issue a penalty....

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From the Left
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A state judge ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in damages to a collection of nonprofit groups on Wednesday as part of a settlement of a lawsuit that accused the Donald J. Trump Foundation of financial mismanagement.

The settlement, finalized last month and announced on Wednesday in the judge’s order, brought an end to a protracted legal battle over the foundation, whose giving patterns and management became a flash point during Mr. Trump’s run for office. The settlement included a detailed admission of misconduct: rare for the president, who...

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From the Center
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A judge has ordered President Trump and his children to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement with the New York state attorney general's office involving "persistent" violations of charities law, reports CNN.

Why it matters: The lawsuit alleges that the Trumps violated state and federal campaign finance laws in 2016 by using the Donald J. Trump Foundation's tax-exempt status "as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests." The Trump Foundation agreed to dissolve last December in...

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