New York Attorney General: Trump Foundation Is a Sham

Barbara Underwood sues to shut it down, prevent Trumps from leading other charities
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2018 10:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2018 2:39 PM CDT
President Trump says the allegations have no merit.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – New York's new attorney general came down hard on President Trump, the foundation that bears his name, and his three eldest children on Thursday. Barbara Underwood sued all of the above, alleging that the Donald J. Trump Foundation hasn't functioned as the charity it was set up to be, reports Bloomberg. Instead, Donald Trump used it over and over again improperly for his own business and political ventures, says Underwood, adding that Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump didn't fulfill their roles as board members in stopping him. President Trump quickly refuted the allegations and vowed not to settle the case. Details and developments:

  • Out of charities? Underwood not only wants to shut down the 31-year-old foundation, she wants to bar Donald Trump from leading another New York charity for 10 years and his children from serving on any nonprofit boards for a year. She's also demanding that Donald Trump pay $2.8 million in penalties and restitution, and that the foundation's $1 million in assets be doled out to other charities, reports the Washington Post.

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