Donald Trump uses Trump Foundation funds to pay $25,000 to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in exchange for her assistance in a lawsuit against Trump University.
Bondi solicited the payment herself a few weeks before news broke that she was considering joining lawsuit against the “university.” A month later, she announces that she will not pursue action against Trump or his business.
Soon after, Trump also lets Bondi hold a campaign fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago for a small fraction of the cost he would normally charge for the venue.
In 2016, Trump Foundation admits to the IRS that the $25,000 was paid as an illegal political contribution to Bondi and not to the charity that the payment was listed under in the company’s tax filings.
In 2019, a judge orders Donald Trump to pay $2 million for additional illegal payments by the Trump Foundation.
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