National Rifle Association And Wayne LaPierre Are Found Liable In Lawsuit Over Lavish Spending

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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association and its former longtime leader were found liable Friday in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending.

The New York jury found that Wayne LaPierre, who was the NRA’s CEO for three decades, misspent millions of dollars of the group’s money on pricey perks for themselves.

LaPierre sat stone-faced in the front row of the courtroom as the verdict was read aloud.

The verdict is a win for New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who campaigned on investigating the NRA’s not-for-profit status. It is the latest blow to the powerful group, which in recent years has been beset by financial troubles and dwindling membership. LaPierre, its longtime face, announced his resignation on the eve of the trial.

Jurors ordered LaPierre to pay $4,351,231 in restitution. NRA general counsel John Frazer and retired finance chief Wilson Phillips were also defendants in the case.

Any penalties paid by LaPierre or others would go back to the NRA, which was portrayed in the case both as a defendant that lacked internal controls to prevent misspending and as a victim of that same misconduct.

James also wants the three men banned from serving in leadership positions at any charitable organizations that conduct business in New York. A judge will decide that question during the next phase of the state Supreme Court trial.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nationa ... 9a6a7ddbf7

Well that is good ruling. Maybe the NRA will go back to what was, before Wayne and the board took them to Rodeo Dr. cleaners.
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TrueTexan wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association and its former longtime leader were found liable Friday in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending.

The New York jury found that Wayne LaPierre, who was the NRA’s CEO for three decades, misspent millions of dollars of the group’s money on pricey perks for themselves.

LaPierre sat stone-faced in the front row of the courtroom as the verdict was read aloud.

The verdict is a win for New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who campaigned on investigating the NRA’s not-for-profit status. It is the latest blow to the powerful group, which in recent years has been beset by financial troubles and dwindling membership. LaPierre, its longtime face, announced his resignation on the eve of the trial.

Jurors ordered LaPierre to pay $4,351,231 in restitution. NRA general counsel John Frazer and retired finance chief Wilson Phillips were also defendants in the case.

Any penalties paid by LaPierre or others would go back to the NRA, which was portrayed in the case both as a defendant that lacked internal controls to prevent misspending and as a victim of that same misconduct.

James also wants the three men banned from serving in leadership positions at any charitable organizations that conduct business in New York. A judge will decide that question during the next phase of the state Supreme Court trial.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nationa ... 9a6a7ddbf7

Well that is good ruling. Maybe the NRA will go back to what was, before Wayne and the board took them to Rodeo Dr. cleaners.
I’d settle for the NRA that was printed in the post WW2 Boy Scout shooting merit badge pamphlets. At least it then had a goal, bringing youngsters into safe shooting.
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Wayne and his conies are simply following the modern norm. The folks at the top cheat, lie, steal, and profit while claiming non profit status or omnipotence. Until we start jailing and liquidating these high level cheaters we can expect the abuse and arrogance to continue.

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featureless wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:45 pm
VodoundaVinci wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:04 pm Wayne and his conies are simply following the modern norm. The folks at the top cheat, lie, steal, and profit while claiming non profit status or omnipotence. Until we start jailing and liquidating these high level cheaters we can expect the abuse and arrogance to continue.

VooDoo
Exactly.
Yes, we should, but I doubt we will.
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It was a civil law suit, so no one goes to jail.
In its verdict, the jury found LaPierre should pay the powerful gun rights group $4.3 million in damages for mismanagement and misspending charitable funds. The panel also found the group’s former CFO Wilson Phillips should pay back $2 million for breaching his fiduciary duties as an executive.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/23/us/nra-t ... index.html

The structure of the NRA has changed much since Ole Wayne resigned, so La Pierre and Phillips will work out some repayment deal. I doubt their cushy retirements will be hit much.

As of June last year, NRA reps were looking at locations in north Texas to relocate the their national headquarters from Fairfax, Virginia. Not sure if the NRA incorporated in Texas.
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/the-n ... s/3293093/
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