Donald Trump was forced by a judge to pay out $2 million after he and his family got caught operating a charity scam.
“President Trump has paid $2 million in court-ordered damages for misusing funds in a tax-exempt charity he controlled, the New York Attorney General said Tuesday.
The payment was ordered last month by a New York state judge, in an extraordinary rebuke to a sitting president. Trump had been sued in 2018 by the New York Attorney General, who alleged that Trump had illegally used funds from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to buy portraits of himself, pay off his businesses’ legal obligations, and help his 2016 campaign.
The money was split among eight charities, according to a statement from New York Attorney General Letitia James (D).” [READ MORE]