Judge orders Donald Trump to pay 2 million for using his charity to further his political interests.

By |2019-11-07T14:30:46-09:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |9 Comments

Trump simply cannot win a lawsuit.

Courtesy of Politico:

A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities to resolve a lawsuit alleging he misused his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests.

Judge Saliann Scarpulla said Trump breached his fiduciary duty to the Trump Foundation by allowing his campaign staff to plan a fundraiser for veterans’ charities in the run-up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

The event, which passed money through Trump’s non-profit, was designed “to further Mr. Trump’s political campaign,” Scarpulla said.

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The judge also signed off on agreements reached last month between Trump’s lawyers and the New York attorney general’s office to close the Trump Foundation and distribute about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofits.

In the agreements, Trump admitted to personally misusing Trump Foundation funds and agreed to pay back $11,525 in the organization’s funds he spent on sports memorabilia and champagne at a charity gala. He also agreed to restrictions on his involvement in other charitable organizations.

It should be noted that the same New York Attorney General who pursued this case is also spearheading the one trying to get ahold of Trump’s tax returns. 

Considering her success in beating him in court I think we can all start microwaving our popcorn now. 

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9 Comments

  1. Micropussy November 8, 2019 at 6:16 am - Reply

    “Ooooh, Donald.”

    • Toad November 8, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

      How nob·ble of him…

  2. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply

    little donnie is now sitting down calculating how he can overcharge the secret service for golf carts to make up the $2 million or he will skim the $$ off his campaign or set up a go fund me account.

    For sure he will not be paying out $2 million of his own money.

    • zERo = 'O' November 8, 2019 at 7:55 am - Reply

      For sure he will not be paying out $2 million of his own money….Because he has none. period!

      ‘the state of being completely lacking in a particular quality or value,’ 6,7,8 Bankruptcies..+$0 far…

  3. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 7:44 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/secret-service-agents-are-preventing-trump-rape-accuser-from-delivering-defamation-suit/

    Author and journalist E. Jean Carroll has filed a defamation suit against the president related to comments he made about her after she accused him of raping her more than 20 years ago in a New York City
    Carroll’s attorney Robbie Kaplan has been unable to serve the civil suit to Trump through a process server, as she explains in a new court filing.

    Carroll made four separate attempts to serve the complaint at Trump Tower because Secret Service agents would not permit the process server to leave the documents, Kaplan writes in the motion.

    https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/ViewDocument?docIndex=6PJKaV6y4s2aVhJSL74gBg==

    George Conway, the conservative attorney and husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, had a better idea.

    “Personally, I think the court should deny this request. Instead, the court should order that (Kaplan) be allowed to tweet her papers (at Trump),” Conway tweeted. “That would be justice.”

  4. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I bet he gets out of paying that.

  5. Kevin November 8, 2019 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Don’t Eric and Don Jr have their own “charitable” foundations? Any bets on where that 2 million is going?

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Straight into their pocket aka SarahPAC “postage.”

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