New York attorney general files lawsuit to shut down NRA

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 6th, 2020 1:50 pm

Last Updated Aug 7th, 2020 at 10:15 pm

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit on Thursday aimed at shutting down the National Rifle Association over allegations of financial mismanagement.

James claimed that Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and three others "instituted a culture of self-dealing, mismanagement, and negligent oversight at the NRA that was illegal, oppressive, and fraudulent."

James listed a myriad of charges against the defendants and said the corruption "is so broad" that the entire organization should be dissolved.

"The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets," James said in a statement. "The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law."


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