On January 5, 2024, New York State Attorney General Letitia James issued this statement in response to the resignation of Wayne LaPierre as the National Rifle Association's Executive Vice President and CEO.
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Statement from Attorney General James on Resignation of NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on the resignation of National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. LaPierre, who has spent decades working for the NRA, and has been Executive Vice President and CEO since 1991, is one of five defendants in the lawsuit brought by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) against the NRA and senior management in August 2020.
“While the end of the Wayne LaPierre era is an important victory in our case, our push for accountability continues. LaPierre's resignation validates our claims against him, but it will not insulate him or the NRA from accountability. All charities in New York state must adhere to the rule of law, and my office will not tolerate gross mismanagement or top executives funneling millions into their own pockets. Our case will move ahead, and we look forward to proving the facts in court.”
The lawsuit brought by Attorney General James in August 2020 alleged LaPierre and NRA senior management misappropriated millions of dollars to fund personal benefits, including private jets, expensive meals, and even family trips to the Bahamas. The NRA, as a New York-registered not-for-profit, charitable corporation, has legal obligations to use its funds for charitable purposes, not to support the lavish lifestyles of senior management and organization insiders. The OAG investigation found that instead of serving NRA members, senior management blatantly disregarded New York state and federal laws, and even internal NRA policies. The trial is set to begin on January 8
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