Judge Orders Trump To Pay $2 Million For Misuse Of Charity Foundation
Written by Boom Radio on November 8, 2019
New York judge has ordered United States President Donald Trump to pay $2m for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 political campaign.
The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2018, after prosecutors accused it of working as “little more than a chequebook” for Trump’s interests.
Judge Saliann Scarpulla ruled that charities such as the one Trump and his three eldest children headed cannot engage in politics.
She said the money must be paid by Trump himself.
Judge Scarpulla said; “I direct Mr Trump to pay the $2,000,000, which would have gone to the Foundation if it were still in existence,”
She said the money should go to eight charities Mr Trump has no relationship to.
The judge added that Trump “breached his fiduciary duty” by allowing funds raised for US veterans to be used for the Iowa primary election in 2016.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said; Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump; who were also directors of the Trump Foundation are required to undergo mandatory training “on the duties of officers and directors of charities”
The payment is the final resolution of a case brought by state prosecutors.