President Donald Trump has to pay a $2 million judgment to use his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign, a New York state judge ruled Thursday.
The arrangement seems to bring to an end the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against the president along with three of his earliest kids within the now-shuttered base, which the attorney general stated had participated in continued wrongdoing.
“Our request detailed a shocking pattern of illegality between the Trump Foundation — such as criminal coordination with the Trump presidential effort, repeated and deliberate self-dealing, plus far more,” then-Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleged in a statement late last year.
Within her seven-page judgment, New York Supreme Court Justice Salliann Scarpulla composed,”Mr. Trump’s fiduciary duty breaches added enabling his effort to orchestrate the Fundraiser, enabling his effort, rather than the Foundation, to direct supply of the Funding, and employing the Fundraiser and supply of the Funding to additional Mr. Trump’s political effort.”