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Report: Cohen Subpoenaed in Trump Foundation Case

He's also suspected of violating NY tax law

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law, a person familiar with the matter tells the AP . Attorney General Barbara Underwood has requested a criminal referral from the state tax department to investigate and potentially file charges against... More »

New York Attorney General: Trump Foundation Is a Sham

Barbara Underwood sues to shut it down, prevent Trumps from leading other charities

(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... More »

Ukraine Oligarch's Payment for Trump Speech Under Scrutiny

President's foundation got $150K for a speech during the campaign from Victor Pinchuk

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a story that will give President Trump one more reason to fume about Robert Mueller. The special counsel is investigating a $150,000 payment made to the president's foundation in September 2015 by a Ukrainian tycoon. Billionaire Victor Pinchuk made the payment... More »

Trump Business Billed Son's Charity for Use of Course

'Forbes': Trump Organization got $1.2M out of children's cancer fundraiser

(Newser) - It's an unusually busy week for President Trump on the political front, but an investigative story by Forbes that casts his family's charity work in a bad light is percolating as well. The upshot of the piece by Dan Alexander is that the Trump Organization made money off... More »

Trump Says He's Shutting Down the Trump Foundation

Though it's unclear if he can legally do that due to an ongoing investigation

(Newser) - Donald Trump announced Saturday that he'll be shutting down the Trump Foundation, CNN reports. "To avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as president, I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways," Trump says in a statement.... More »

Here's the $20K Trump Portrait He Bought With Charity Funds

'Speed painter' releases first public photos of painting whipped up in 6 minutes

(Newser) - A tweet from Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold offered a first glimpse to the masses Tuesday of something that's long been reported but not yet seen: the portrait of Donald Trump that Trump bought for $20,000 using money meant for his Trump Foundation charity. Artist Michael Israel, a... More »

New York Orders Trump Foundation to Stop All Fundraising

It's not properly certified

(Newser) - More bad news for Donald Trump: New York state has ordered his Trump Foundation to immediately stop soliciting money from people because it's not properly certified as a charity, reports the New York Times . The office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent the foundation a cease-and-desist order Friday... More »

NY AG Is Investigating Trump Charity

He says office is looking into reports of 'impropriety'

(Newser) - A new headache for Donald Trump: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has confirmed that the Donald J. Trump Foundation charity is being investigated "to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York," Politico reports. Schneiderman tells CNN that his office is the... More »

Donald Trump Is a Lousy Philanthropist

Tax forms reveal a miserly giving habit: Smoking Gun

(Newser) - Donald Trump is not a particularly giving man. Sure, he heads up a charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, but after reviewing that charity’s IRS forms, the Smoking Gun concludes that Trump “may be the least charitable billionaire in the United States.” Trump's foundation gave just $6.... More »

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