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Judge orders Trump to pay $2m for misusing Trump Foundation funds

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Trump's not having a great November, is he? Wonder how the veterans feel?

    A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2m (£1.6m) for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 political campaign.

    The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2018, after prosecutors accused it of working as "little more than a chequebook" for Mr Trump's interests.

    Charities such as the one Mr Trump and his three eldest children headed cannot engage in politics, the judge ruled.

    She said the money must be paid by Mr Trump himself.

    "I direct Mr Trump to pay the $2,000,000, which would have gone to the Foundation if it were still in existence," wrote Judge Saliann Scarpulla.

    She said the money should go to eight charities Mr Trump has no relationship to.

    Mr Trump "breached his fiduciary duty" by allowing funds raised for US veterans to be used for the Iowa primary election in 2016, she said in the settlement.

    Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump - who were also directors of the Trump Foundation - are required to undergo mandatory training "on the duties of officers and directors of charities", New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

    The payment is the final resolution of a case brought by state prosecutors.

    Mr Trump and his lawyers had argued that the case was politically motivated and blamed "sleazy New York Democrats" of "doing everything they can to sue me".
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Encouraged to read this.
    Laphroig likes this.
  3. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Made my day. I always enjoy his total lack of responsibility or guilt, and delight in his childish efforts to divert blame with fake news or witchunt accusations. I can't think of another public figure I have more contempt for.
  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Will he actually cough up the dough?
    chelsea2 likes this.
  5. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    He'll probably go bankrupt or that part of his legal business that holds his money will. And his money will then magcally appear elsewhere via shell companies.

    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  6. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Lock Him Up! I believe that's the sort of phrase that he favours.
    Weald56 likes this.
  7. Abitofeverything

    Abitofeverything Occasional commenter

    I can't believe this hasn't been bigger news!
    harsh-but-fair likes this.

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