US President Donald Trump was instructed to redeem a fine of $2 million for improper use of money from his charity organization, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which stopped working last December, to invest his 2016 election campaign.
The then New York State attorney general, Barbara Underwood, claimed the investigation revealed “a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation – including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more”.
It is turned out that the President spent money, allotted for US veterans, on his presidential campaign in 2016. He also spent illegally about $25000, taken from his charity foundation, for personal purposes.
This week, a New York Judge Saliann Scarpulla instructed Trump to exact a fine of $1,78 million and his children, Eric and Ivanka, to do an obligatory training “on the duties of officers and directors of charities.”
When accused, Trump wrote on his Twitter that all the fact, revealed by the investigators, were “incredibly effective philanthropy.”
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP pic.twitter.com/EktztHfLk6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 ноября 2019 г.
However, New York Attorney-General Letitia James claimed: “The court’s decision, together with the settlements we negotiated, is a major victory in our efforts to protect charitable assets and hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gain.”
“No one is above the law, not a businessman, not a candidate for office and not even the president of the United States.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website