Judge orders Donald Trump to pay $2m for illegal use of charity funds

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Donald Trump admits to misusing Trump Foundation charity funds for illegal political contributions, promoting his own campaign, and paying off business debts. A judge orders him to pay a $2 million fine (which is $6 million less than the Attorney General recommended).

His 19-paragraph admission is part of the settlement agreement in the case, which opened in June 2018.

As part of the settlement, Mr. Trump, who at first dismissed the suit as a political attack, made 19 detailed admissions, acknowledging, for example, that the foundation had purchased the $10,000 portrait of himself that was ultimately displayed at one of his Florida hotels.

He admitted to using the foundation’s money to settle obligations of some of his for-profit companies, including a golf club in Westchester County, N.Y., and Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Florida which he frequently visits.

And he admitted that the foundation had given his presidential campaign control over about $2.8 million that the foundation had raised at a veterans fund-raiser in Iowa in January 2016. Mr. Trump acknowledged the fund-raiser was in fact a campaign event.

After the news comes out, Trump goes to Twitter to deny any of it ever happened and claim he never admitted it.

Sources

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/potus-to-pay-2-million-admits-misuse-of-trump-foundation-funds-in-settlement-with-ny-ag

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1192594646691729408/photo/1

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/nyregion/trump-foundation-lawsuit-attorney-general.html

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

Donald Trump admits to misusing Trump Foundation charity funds for illegal political contributions, promoting his own campaign, and paying off business debts. A judge orders him to pay a $2 million fine (which is $6 million less than the Attorney General recommended).

His 19-paragraph admission is part of the settlement agreement in the case, which opened in June 2018.

As part of the settlement, Mr. Trump, who at first dismissed the suit as a political attack, made 19 detailed admissions, acknowledging, for example, that the foundation had purchased the $10,000 portrait of himself that was ultimately displayed at one of his Florida hotels.

He admitted to using the foundation’s money to settle obligations of some of his for-profit companies, including a golf club in Westchester County, N.Y., and Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Florida which he frequently visits.

And he admitted that the foundation had given his presidential campaign control over about $2.8 million that the foundation had raised at a veterans fund-raiser in Iowa in January 2016. Mr. Trump acknowledged the fund-raiser was in fact a campaign event.

After the news comes out, Trump goes to Twitter to deny any of it ever happened and claim he never admitted it.

Sources

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/potus-to-pay-2-million-admits-misuse-of-trump-foundation-funds-in-settlement-with-ny-ag

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1192594646691729408/photo/1

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/nyregion/trump-foundation-lawsuit-attorney-general.html

Photo: Public Domain

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