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NRA’s Cleans House/downward spiral, Post 345 NRA Spent a lot on Hair and Makeup for CEO's wife

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikeyp, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Rob Boudrie

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    Then there is the cannibal that passed his brother in the jungle.

    Sort of like how IDPA was born of USPSA. Not only did the IDPA founders need to be in charge, they got rid of that pesky member voting thing.
     
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  2. mikeyp

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    https://www.thegunwriter.com/24792/nra-director-joel-friedman-setting-the-record-straight/

    Lee’s note: Joel Freidman is a member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. His letter arrived unsolicited and is published with permission.

    Setting the Record Straight
    While I have wanted to speak out concerning the situation at the NRA, I have not due to the amount of litigation that has been ongoing, as well as my belief in the fiduciary responsibilities of a board member and trustee. However, I feel strongly about our mission to protect the Second Amendment, and while I may be maligned by some for sharing my thoughts, I can no longer remain silent.

    I am not a Johnny-come-lately. I have been involved in the firearm rights movement for over 30 years, primarily at the grassroots level in California. I have gotten hard, calloused hands from my work, and I’m proud of it. I have been on the NRA Board of Directors since 2004 and served on various committees.

    I would like to begin by discussing how we, the NRA, got to where we are today. After the election of Donald Trump – an election in which the NRA played a key role in securing his victory – the other side determined that they must find a way to neutralize, if not completely destroy, our Association in an attempt to win back Congress, the White House, and to destroy firearms’ freedoms as we know them today.

    Funding for this anti-NRA campaign comes from people whose net worth is more than 11 figures. Their interest income alone from a month or two is so much greater than the entire budget of the NRA. For you and me, it is hard to conceive of such wealth.

    Through the talents of those they hired, these people are working to destroy the reputation of the NRA – and attack our not-for-profit status. As we know, ongoing investigations by the attorneys general in New York and Washington D.C. have caused the NRA to use more resources for legal help than anyone could have ever imagined. But it is a battle we must fight based on our commitment to good governance. Losing our not-for-profit status would put the NRA out of business. I fear it would also lead to a repeal of the Second Amendment.

    Beyond this critical fight, we also are waging a battle that could impact advocacy organizations across our nation. Our First Amendment lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is so significant that the ACLU has filed an amicus brief in support of the Association.

    The NRA contends that Governor Cuomo and DFS are trying to coerce banks and insurance companies to withhold services from the NRA as retaliation for our political advocacy. If New York is successful in violating the NRA’s First Amendment rights, then every advocacy group in this country is at risk. We cannot allow politicians to determine who should and should not be in business because of their political or religious views.

    In the face of orchestrated campaigns and legal disputes, the NRA has made tough decisions – demanding, among other things, increased transparency from its vendors. Most complied, but not all.

    After 38 years of working hand-in-hand with the NRA, it is MY BELIEF that one of our vendors attempted to take over NRA leadership in order to preserve its own lucrative contracts. It is also MY BELIEF that this vendor had, for some time, believed that the NRA’s entire success was due to its efforts alone.

    For more information on this, I encourage you to read the NRA’s lawsuit filed against Col. North. You will see what was done, and what was attempted, by this vendor.

    As we know, the takeover attempt failed. Subsequently, as threatened, certain documents were leaked online with an aim to make NRA top management and board members look bad.

    When tens of millions of dollars are on the line, some people will do extraordinary things.

    I know there have been comments from certain individuals about how much money the NRA is “wasting” using its current legal firm. I bring to you a quote from Mr. Harlon Carter, creator of ILA and someone who brought the NRA into the political fight that would be necessary to preserve the Second Amendment.

    He said, “I’ll spend every dime the NRA has to protect the Second Amendment.” Ladies and gentlemen, the NRA is in a fight for its life right now.

    For those who have had negative things to say about the law firm representing us, I ask one simple question: Name one thing the firm has done that has hurt the NRA? Thus far, no one has been able to answer that question. The reality is, the firm has continuously moved the ball forward and pulled off improbable and extraordinary victories, while handling multiple cases on multiple playing fields.

    With regard to the allegations made against Wayne LaPierre – brought forward in conjunction with the failed takeover attempt – I would like to remind everyone that he has given his life to the NRA and to the protection of the Second Amendment. Over the years, he excelled in every position he held and was finally elected as Executive Vice President (EVP) in 1991. During his tenure as EVP, the NRA grew from an anemic less-than-two-million-member association into a more than five-million-member powerhouse.

    From his days as an NRA lobbyist to now, Wayne has played a pivotal role in our greatest accomplishments. For instance, when we kept the Gun Control Act of 1968 from taking your guns. When we lost on the “assault weapon ban,” but were smart enough to push for a 10-year sunset clause that expired. When we passed the ’86 Firearm Owners Protection Act. We stopped excessive waiting periods and one-a-month purchase schemes. The NRA led the fight to increase carry states from three to more than 40. Consider the NRA’s growth, under Wayne, from a standpoint of influence, finance and power.

    Some claim his time has passed. I disagree. Wayne is still guiding the NRA faithfully, strategically and correctly through the most difficult time in its 150-year history. And after over four decades, Wayne knows more people, has more insight, and garners more respect than anyone I know. His absence alone would create problems not only for the NRA, but for the defense of the Second Amendment.

    I want to directly address all the “lavish” spending that Wayne has been accused of.

    Over the last 15 years, he has done hundreds of media interviews, campaign commercials, and attended thousands of events in promotion of the NRA and the Second Amendment. His wardrobe expenditures were directed by Ackerman McQueen. The agency invoiced the NRA for the clothing as a business expense.
     
  3. frenchman

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    So, he tells us that the status quo is awesome. That guy is just a submarine, sent by the old guard.
     
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    Someone should whisper in Wayne's ear, "There isn't a good time to retire, but there's always a right time to retire." Also, the mission is bigger and more important than one man.
     
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    This guy is just another board member who doesn't understand that LaPeirres obscene salary and clothing purchases are plain wrong. He works for a NON PROFIT not a fortune 500. His pay should not be compared to others. His pay should be based on the fact that he runs a non profit not a business with similar revenues. Then of course, there are the numerous legislative compromises and bad deals. But yet Friedman quoted Harlon Carter:

    "I’ll spend every dime the NRA has to protect the Second Amendment.”

    Carter was talking about defending the Second Amendment, not defending obscene salaries and benefit packages.

    I don't understand how or why Friedman thinks he needs to defend the Brewer law firm... he seems to be oblivious to the obscene rate of about $97,000 per DAY! That is indefensible. At 24 hours that equals over $4000 per hour! Wow, at that rate I would just work one hour a day.

    Some have said because LaPierre has such a high profile he needs expensive security. I wonder.. why doesn't he carry concealed and only travel to states that he can legally carry in? That would save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

    Friedman also takes credit for the 1986 FOPA ACT. Well guess what, LaPierre was there and couldn't or wouldn't stop the ban on sales of new machineguns. LaPierre has been doing damage for over 30 years.

    go to Guidestar.org and look at the normal salaries paid at Gun Owners of America. GOA deserves your support. They fight hard, dont compromise and dont rape the members.
     
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    His pay is required to be compared to other NFP execs based on the rebuttable presumption regulations. Treas. Reg. 53.4958-6. Clarifying for others.
     
  7. Rob Boudrie

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    He will not be after the next election when the NRA withdraws his "nominating committee recommended" designation.
    If he has such security, I would wager it is NRA paid and not funded out of his salary.
    He could start by comparing his pay to the Pan MA Challenge, where the top dog only clears $500K+bonus, and the grand total across his family and beneficially owned entities comes in around $900K.
     
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    The problem is the regs require to be a similar entity, geography, scope, etc., in addition to an independent compensation study, contemporaneous documentation, and board approval. There’s nothing in size that compares to the NRA which handicaps an independent study, and the existing board is nothing more than a rubber stamp.
     
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    Like almost all gun control that NRA has collaborated on, they claim FOPA '86 as a victory: they stopped it from being worse! They removed the "contiguous state" requirement for sales! They got interstate transport!

    So, yeah... they won back a tiny bit of ground that they gave away in the first place!
     
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  10. mikeyp

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    ALERT: 3 NRA Board Members Resign | Buckeye Firearms Association

    6:08PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 01, 2019
    Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has just learned that 3 NRA Board members have resigned, including Sean Maloney (who is a BFA Leader and Board member), our friend Tim Knight in Colorado, and Esther Schneider.

    Here is the letter of resignation sent to NRA leadership:

    August 1, 2019

    President Carolyn Meadows
    The National Rifle Association of America
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Secretary John Frazier
    The National Rifle Association of America
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    The National Rifle Association of America Board of Directors
    The National Rifle Association of America
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Ladies and Gentlemen:

    It is with profound disappointment that each of us hereby tenders our resignation from the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, effective immediately.

    We proudly agreed to serve as board members of the NRA because of our steadfast belief in the Association’s core mission of protecting the Second Amendment and its leadership’s commitment to serving its members with honesty, integrity and transparency. While our belief in the NRA’s mission remains as strong today as ever, our confidence in the NRA’s leadership has been shattered.

    As Board members, we are duty bound to act with care and in the best interests of the NRA and its mission. Proper discharge of that duty compels us to speak up and take action when we become aware of matters within the Association that run counter to its mission, governing principles, policies, or the law. Over the past several months, there have been numerous, highly-publicized allegations of impropriety leveled against the Association and certain members of its executive leadership team. In exercising our oversight responsibilities as Board Members, we have sought information and requested certain actions be taken with respect to these allegations, only to be rebuffed at every turn. We had expected – or at least hoped— that the executive leadership team would recognize the seriousness of these allegations and work with us in a constructive and transparent manner to address our concerns and minimize any further harm to the Association. Instead, we have been stonewalled, accused of disloyalty, stripped of committee assignments and denied effective counsel necessary to properly discharge our responsibilities as Board members.

    As a result of the foregoing, we are left with no other choice but to resign as members of the Board of Directors. In doing so, however, we hope that our action will serve as a catalyst for much needed reform within the NRA so that it can return its focus to the mission which we remain unwaveringly committed -- protecting the Constitution of the United States and especially, the Second Amendment.

    Sincerely,

    Esther Schneider

    Sean Maloney

    Timothy Knight

    We are saddened to see the NRA situation result in more casualties among good men and women who give so much of their time to fight for Second Amendment rights in America. This internal strife has already claimed Chirs Cox, long-time head of the NRA's lobbying arm; Oliver North, recent NRA President; and decade-long board member Pete Brownell.

    It is especially distressing because those who hate the NRA and work against gun owner rights will use this moment in history to further attack and divide gun owners, with the goal of pushing for radical restrictions and infringements.

    There are many grassroots NRA volunteers and employees who continue to do good work every day, including those with whom we work right here in Ohio. Whatever problems upper level management has, never forget that the vast majority of these people are not the problem.

    We can only hope that the NRA can work through this and, in time, become a better and stronger advocate for our rights.
     
  11. Nick Fury

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    All lies. Wayne’s World is as strong as ever. Fudd on folks. Fudd on...
     
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    reminds me of Goal, when Yacino was running it.
     
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  13. Dennis in MA

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    Oh no you di'int!!! LOL
     
  14. M1911

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    Yup.
     
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    Is the wardrobe NRA property? If not, then it is compensation to Wayne and should be accounted for accordingly. Assuming we are talking about suits, the purchase of non-uniform clothing items that are fit to wear outside of work are not tax deductible even if the wearing of these clothing items is required for the performance of your job.
     
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  16. jpk

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    Seems like we're getting close to a point where lapierre and at least part of the top level cabal are going to have to resign

    Does the membership have a means/mechanism of forcing a no confidence vote or forcing them out?
     
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    I’m far less optimistic than you are.
     
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    From what (little) I know of such organizations I would guess no. Membership votes for the BOD members who then would be the body to remove the Executive Director.
     
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    So I guess the next question would be.....what purpose do these resignations actually serve?

    Is the NRA obligated to hold elections to fill empty BOD seats or is this nothing more than a no confidence/I'm going public with issues measure?
     
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    As members of the board, those three folks decided that they could not fix the problems and chose not to be part of the NRA leadership. Remaining on the board is tacitly approving Wayne LaPierre. They are doing the right thing, but I don’t think it will be enough to fix the NRA.
     
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    Seems to me at this point the next logical step is for members to start an online petition and include their membership numbers (hidden of course) to call for lapierre and any other shit bags resignation and immediate elections of new BOD

    Unless the membership demonstrates in overwhelming/in your face numbers that enough is enough they're going to try to ignore the issue
     
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    Resigning from the BOD is a statement of disapproval, which is good.

    It's also handing the henhouse keys over to the fox, which is bad.

    If I were on the BOD, I'd scream bloody murder and make them kick me off.
     
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    That would likely have been more effective...fight the beast from within. Now what? Basically nothing...business as usual and less speed bumps within for the top brass to roll over. I just (reluctantly) signed up for 3 more years because almost every gun range in my new location required membership.

    Whatever I can do, if anything, to help out, I will...but the cancer at the top needs to get cut out before we get another Democrat or worse a socialist as president.
     
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    There are something like 75 board members which make the organization effectively unable to police itself unless those 75 are highly engaged, which most are not. The resignation of 3 is a drop in the bucket.

    The only thing I can see being effective is if there is a revolt during the next convention. Having ten thousand attendees chanting for Wayne to go isn't going to work out for him.
     
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    Wall Street Journal:
    NRA Chief Sought Help of Group’s Ad Agency in Trying to Buy $5 Million Mansion
    National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre was in discussions to have the group’s then-outside advertising agency help him buy a Dallas mansion last year for more than $5 million, but the deal fell through, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The aborted house deal and conflicting explanations for why it fell apart are coming to the fore as the New York attorney general’s office is probing the NRA, including Mr. LaPierre’s dealings with the ad agency. The ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, recently turned over information about the contemplated house purchase to the AG’s office, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    The discussions about the house purchase occurred early last year, shortly after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Mr. LaPierre was concerned about his security and was interested in another residence besides his publicly known address in northern Virginia, according to people familiar with the matter.

    An NRA spokesman said the idea to buy the house was proposed by the late Angus McQueen, then co-CEO of the ad firm, as an investment that would be owned by senior Ackerman executives. “The deal was vetoed by the NRA after its full terms—including Ackerman’s intent to spend NRA money—became known to Wayne LaPierre,” said William A. Brewer III, an outside NRA attorney. “Not a cent of NRA money was ultimately spent. Any suggestion to the contrary is untrue.”

    That genesis of the discussions is disputed by others familiar with the transaction, who said the purchase was Mr. LaPierre’s idea and was to be funded by the NRA through a structure involving a limited-liability company. Ackerman was going to help manage the property, according to these people.

    (More....)
    NRA Chief Sought Help of Group’s Ad Agency in Trying to Buy $5 Million Mansion
     
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    Suits, a mansion, Lord knows what else...get LaPierre the eff out of there and right this ship. Now.
     
  27. Dennis in MA

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    I'm still confused. He wants AM out. AM claims he's scum. Both have sucked the life out of the NRA for years. Is this like when you've got 2 "disabled" parents who steal their minor child's SSI and each claims the other is a bad parent???
     
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    Class action lawsuit against the NRA

    BREAKING: Dell'Aquila Files Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Lawsuit Against Wayne LaPierre, NRA and NRA Foundation - The Truth About Guns

    David Dell’Aquila is the National Rifle Association donor who has been leading a grassroots effort to oust EVP and CEO Wayne LaPierre and other senior NRA officers. In a conversation with him last month, he laid out his four-phase strategy for bringing about those management changes with the goal of cleaning up NRA operations and making the Association more transparent and responsive to its members.

    When we spoke, Dell’Aquila had put phases one through three of his plan into effect. Now he’s begun the final phase by filing a class action lawsuit against Wayne LaPierre, the NRA and the NRA Foundation accusing them of fraud in the solicitation of donations.

    The suit was filed late yesterday in US District Court in Nashville. You can read it here(PDF).

    Dell’Aquila is the named plaintiff in the two-part class action against the NRA and the NRA Foundation on behalf of all US citizens who have contributed to either entity from January 1, 2015 to the present.

    According to the lawsuit, Dell’Aquila, a longtime supporter of the NRA, has contributed a total of $100,000 to both entities since 2015 and has pledged 75% of his estate to the NRA and its subsidiaries upon his death.

    The lawsuit alleges that the NRA represented that the funds he donated would be used for . . .

    …gun safety education; to promote shooting sports and hunter safety; to foster wildlife conservation; and to protect gun ownership rights in the United States.

    However, the plaintiffs allege that . . .

    Defendants’ statements concerning the use of the solicited funds were materially false. In reality, the NRA used the solicited funds for alternative purposes, including without limitation, the following:

    a. By spending over $97,000 per day for the legal services of William A. Brewer, III during the first quarter of 2019, without obtaining documentation justifying such expense.

    b. By spending approximately $2 million per month for the legal services of the Brewer, over a thirteen-month period, without obtaining documentation justifying such expense.

    c. By spending $274,695 for clothing purchases for Defendant LaPierre from a Beverly Hills clothing store, without reporting such expenses as income for LaPierre in the reports filed by the NRA with the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”).

    d. By spending $243,644 on luxury travel for Defendant LaPierre to the Bahamas; Palm Beach; Los Angeles; Reno, Nevada; Budapest, Hungary; and Italy, without reporting such compensation as income for LaPierre in the reports filed by the NRA with the IRS.

    e. By making inflated payments to the NRA’s advertising agency, Ackerman McQueen, without obtaining documentation justifying such expense.

    f. By spending $5,446.16 per month for a luxury apartment for Megan Allen, an intern in Fairfax, Virginia.

    g. By spending funds for a board meeting for the NRA, to be held in Alaska, rather than in Fairfax, Virginia.

    h. By paying Defendant LaPierre an annual salary of $1.4 million

    The plaintiffs also also allege the at the NRA Foundation misused funds it solicited . . .

    a. By transferring approximately $80 million from the NRA Foundation (a tax deductible charitable organization) to the NRA (a non-tax-deductible lobbying organization) over a ten-year period. Such funds then became subject to the financial improprieties described in Count I of this Complaint and jeopardized the tax-deductibility of the donations made by Plaintiffs.

    b. By paying $425,000 per year for nine years to the Speedway Children’s Charity, a non-profit organization not related to the NRA’s core mission.

    c. By paying at least $125,000 to Youth for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization not related to the NRA’s core mission. Defendant LaPierre’s wife, Susan LaPierre, served on the board of Youth for Tomorrow, and was its President from 2013 to 2018.

    The lawsuit asks that plaintiffs be awarded . . .

    …damages equal to the amounts such persons donated to the NRA Foundation during the period from January I, 2015 to the present, together with costs, punitive damages and attorneys fees.

    That amount isn’t yet clear, and won’t be fully known until the discovery process is complete. But along with possible punitive damages and attorneys fees, an award for the plaintiffs could easily be in the nine figure range.

    One additional questionable use of NRA funds that wasn’t listed in the lawsuit was revealed in an article by the Washington Post that was published last night.

    Documents indicate that the National Rifle Association planned to purchase a luxury mansion in the Dallas area last year fo the use of chief executive Wayne LaPierre, according to people familiar with the records.

    The discussions about the roughly $6 million purchase, which was not completed, are now under scrutiny by New York investigators. The transaction was slated to be made through a corporate entity that received a wire of tens of thousands of dollars from the NRA in 2018, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

    The New York attorney general’s office is now examining the plan for an NRA-financed mansion as part of its ongoing investigation into the gun lobby’s tax-exempt status, in which it has subpoenaed the group’s financial records, the people said.

    How many other such revelations that will come to light as a result of the New York and D.C. investigations as well as the Dell’Aquila lawsuit discovery process? Stay tuned.
     
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    f. By spending $5,446.16 per month for a luxury apartment for Megan Allen, an intern in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Guilty?
     
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    The hole just keeps getting deeper, haven't hit bottom yet I suspect.
     

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