New York Attorney General Letitia James outside the U.S. Supreme courthouse in Washington, U.S., April 23, 2019. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
New York Attorney General Letitia James started an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) finances and its not-for-profit status on April 26.
James sent letters to the NRA and the organization’s affiliated entities requesting that each save relevant financial records for an investigation into the tax-exempt status of the NRA, The New York Times reported. In a statement to the Associated Press, spokeswoman Kelly Donnelly said related businesses and the NRA’s charitable foundation were also given subpoenas.
The organization’s lawyer, William A. Brewer III, confirmed the probe in a statement to The Times and said the gun rights organization is cooperating with the investigation. “The N.R.A. is prepared for this, and has full confidence in its accounting practices and commitment to good governance,” Brewer said.
James previously said she…
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