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Nov 8, 2019

Trump ordered to pay $2 million to charities over misuse of foundation, court documents say

A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million in damages for misusing funds from a tax-exempt charity – taking the charity’s money to pay debts for his for-profit businesses, to boost his 2016 campaign and to buy paintings of himself, according to court documents. That order, from state judge […]

Nov 7, 2019

Judge orders Trump to pay $2M for charity foundation misuse

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 […]

Oct 26, 2018

Trump Foundation lawsuit paused until higher court weighs in

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday mothballed a lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation until a higher court rules in an unrelated case whether a sitting president can be sued in state court. State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla commented after hearing arguments from a Trump attorney who wants her […]

Aug 31, 2018

New York attorney general: No backing down on Trump lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against his charitable foundation by New York’s attorney general, arguing that it was politically motivated. In the motion Thursday, Trump attorney Alan S. Futerfas argued that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman “made it his stated mission […]

Jan 12, 2017

Lawsuits over Trump business threaten to tie up presidency

WASHINGTON — As a businessman, Donald Trump has kept the courts busy. That’s hardly likely to change when he enters the Oval Office, creating an unusual and potentially serious problem for a sitting president. Only a handful of presidents have undergone legal depositions during their terms, and even fewer have become embroiled in private lawsuits. […]

Oct 3, 2016

Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in NY

ALBANY — The New York attorney general’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn’t registered to do so. The head of the attorney general’s Charities Bureau, James Sheehan, wrote in a letter to a lawyer for the Republican presidential nominee’s foundation that the failure to […]

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