NRA Director Says Board Failed to Probe Alleged Corruption (2)

NRA Director Says Board Failed to Probe Alleged Corruption (2)

Roscoe Marshall seeks to represent members in New York AG Suit Bid to dissolve NRA would wrongly harm members, filing claims The National Rifle Association’s board acted as a rubber stamp for longtime leader Wayne LaPierre, ignoring calls to independently probe allegations that he and other executives misused gun-rights group funds, one of its directors said. In a Friday court filing seeking permission to intervene in New York Attorney General Letitia James’s 2020 lawsuit against the group, NRA board member Roscoe “Rocky” Marshall called the official’s corruption allegations against LaPierre and other executives highly credible and described how he called on the board to conduct its own investigation. Wayne LaPierre speaks during the NRA annual meeting of members in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2019. But Marshall also said he opposes James’s push to have the NRA dissolved based on those allegations. He argued in his filing that dissolution would harm the group’s 5 million members and isn’t supported by state law. He said the court should instead appoint a temporary receiver to run the NRA and potentially recover “looted and wasted” assets. “The NRA is a well-managed, actively engaged membership organization,” NRA Second Vice President Willes K. Lee said in a written statement. “We will continue on our current course of action — in the interests of our five million members and their Second Amendment freedoms.” James said she’s “glad to hear that Mr. Marshall agrees that Wayne LaPierre and his top lieutenants must be removed from the NRA.” “Our […]

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