New York AG Moves To Dissolve NRA Following Fraud Investigation

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New York AG Moves To Dissolve NRA Following Fraud Investigation

Letitia James, New York's attorney general, found evidence of fraud from the group.

National Rifle Association has come under fire by Letitia James, New York's attorney general after a year-and-a-half-long investigation found evidence the group is "fraught with fraud and abuse," according to NPR . According to the report, the attorney general has found evidence of financial misconduct amounting in millions and it could have led to a loss of $64 million over a three-year period.

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According to the report by NPR, "The suit alleges that top NRA executives misused charitable funds for personal gain, awarded contracts to friends and family members, and provided contracts to former employees to ensure loyalty." And since the organisation is registered in New York, James has the authority to act and seek such a sanction for the organization.

Image: Letitia James/ Getty Images
Image: Letitia James/ Getty Images

NRA retaliated against the move and released a statement in which it said that such a move was a "baseless premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend... we not only will not shrink from this fight – we will confront it and prevail."

https://twitter.com/NRA/status/1291735228051009537

Letitia James stated: "The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets." She added: "The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law."

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