New York AG blasts NRA’s decision to re-elect its embattled leader: ‘The rot runs deep’

New York AG blasts NRA’s decision to re-elect its embattled leader: ‘The rot runs deep’

By Rob Frehse, CNN New York Attorney General Letitia James tore into the National Rifle Association on Sunday after it reelected its longtime leader , citing her ongoing financial abuse lawsuit against the pro-gun rights group. The NRA announced Saturday that Wayne LaPierre was reelected as executive vice president and CEO. The AG’s office has sued to dissolve the NRA for allegedly misusing charitable funds. “The NRA’s decision to re-elect Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders yesterday despite the detailed evidence of repeated fraud and self-dealing we have laid out in our lawsuit and during the bankruptcy trial underscores that board governance is broken and that the rot runs deep at the NRA,” James, a Democrat, said in a statement. “For years, Mr. LaPierre and his lieutenants used the NRA and its donors as a breeding ground for personal gain and to live a lavish lifestyle, which is why they must be removed,” she added. “Our fight for transparency and accountability will continue because no one is above the law.” LaPierre, who has helmed the group for 30 years, has previously rebuffed James’ lawsuit, saying the AG “wants to close our doors.” After a judge in May dismissed the NRA’s petition to file for bankruptcy in Texas, allowing the New York AG’s lawsuit to go forward, LaPierre sent an email to the group’s approximately 5 million members assuring them that it remained “strong and secure.” “Don’t believe everything you read in the newspaper: we are not going anywhere,” his […]

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