NY AG: The NRA’s “Evasion of Accountability” Continues

NY AG: The NRA’s “Evasion of Accountability” Continues

What To Know Today New York AG says the NRA’s “evasion of accountability” has “continued unabated.” In a new amended complaint reaffirming her intent to dissolve the gun group, Letitia James alleges that since she first filed her suit last August , the NRA leadership has failed to change its ways. “[CEO Wayne] LaPierre, and [General Counsel John] Frazer have continued the same course of misconduct in violation of New York law, IRS requirements for exempt organizations, NRA bylaws, and internal policies and procedures without objection from the NRA Board,” the complaint reads. The update also points to new details about lavish spending and executive mismanagement that came to light in the NRA’s failed attempt to seek Chapter 11 protection and relocate from New York to Texas. The Texas judge hearing that case ruled that the NRA relied on bogus arguments while improperly attempting to evade James’ lawsuit. “It is now more evident than ever that the NYAG’s action is a politically motivated attack,” NRA outside counsel Willilam Brewer said in a statement reacting to the amended complaint. But that’s not all: There were two other notable developments in NRA-land. A federal judge will allow the Ackerman McQueen case to proceed: A District Court judge ruled that the NRA’s erstwhile PR firm could continue with the majority of its claims against the gun group — specifically, allegations of breach of contract, civil conspiracy, defamation, and fraud. The trial is expected to begin in the fall. The organization’s license to […]

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