Trump sentenced to pay $ 2 million for political use of his foundation

The New York state attorney denounced a mix of political and humanitarian genres, while the founding of the US president was dissolved in 2018.

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Donald Trump was sentenced by a New York court on Thursday, November 7, to pay $ 2 million – about 1.8 million euros – in damages for using the Trump Foundation as a political tool, as part of the an amicable agreement.

The New York state attorney attacked the foundation and its directors in June 2016, saying Donald Trump had used the organization for personal purposes and not for charity.

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Although the US President has repeatedly assured that he will not compromise on this issue, he has concluded, together with three of his children (Donald Jr, Eric and Ivanka) an amicable agreement with Prosecutor Letitia James to end the procedure, according to documents in the file.

Damages and interest paid to associations

The final part of this deal was a charity gala held in January 2016 in Iowa. The event was, in fact, managed by his campaign team. The $ 2.8 million raised at the gala was only passed through the foundation, used as an instrument of Donald Trump's campaign.

While the money was finally turned over to Veterans Support Associations, the prosecutor denounced a mix of politics and humanitarian issues, with Donald Trump publicly demonstrating his generosity.

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To punish Donald Trump's failure to fulfill his obligations as a foundation administrator, New York Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla has sentenced the President of the United States to pay two million dollars damages.

The funds will be donated to eight charities, said the services of the prosecutor James in a statement. According to the judgment, Donald Trump has made several commitments to the Court "So that the conduct that gave rise to this action will not happen again in the future".

According to prosecutor James, the US president "Admits to having personally used improperly the funds of the foundation". This was officially dissolved in December 2018.


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