Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising by N.Y. attorney general’s office – The Washington Post

The New York attorney general has notified Donald Trump that his charitable foundation is violating state law — by soliciting donations without proper certification — and ordered Trump’s charity to stop its fundraising immediately, the attorney general’s office said Monday. James Sheehan, head of the attorney general’s charities bureau, sent the “notice of violation” to […]

Reports: N.Y. AG thinks Trump Foundation is an undocumented charity

cxenseparse_start Donald Trump’s foundation is under investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office. USA TODAY The New York state attorney general’s office is investigating whether the Donald J. Trump Foundation ever obtained the certification required by the state to solicit money from the general public, according to reports from The Washington Post and […]

Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money – The Washington Post

Trump holds a rally in Des Moines in January. (Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post) Donald Trump’s charitable foundation — which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family — has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public, according to the state attorney general’s office. […]

Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems – The Washington Post

Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents. Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” — […]

Peter Thiel’s dangerous campaign against Gawker | Fusion

Funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker? That’s not cool. Actively going out to find potential plaintiffs who might have cases against Gawker and then giving them the money to bring those cases? Even that’s not cool. You know what’s cool? Reinventing the concept of philanthropy so as to include weapons-grade attacks on America’s free press, […]