TRUMP TOLD TO PAY $2MN FOR MIS­US­ING NAME­SAKE CHAR­ITY

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Front Page -

WASH­ING­TON: A New York state judge on Thurs­day or­dered US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to pay $2 mil­lion in dam­ages to char­i­ties af­ter he ad­mit­ted to us­ing Trump Foun­da­tion funds to pay off debts owed by his for-profit busi­nesses, fur­ther his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and buy a por­trait of him­self for one of his prop­er­ties.

The court also or­dered that the re­main­ing funds of the char­ity, $1.8 mil­lion, be dis­bursed, along with the $2 mil­lion in dam­ages, to char­i­ties not con­nected to the foun­da­tion and his role in a char­ity be closely su­per­vised.

Also, his three adult chil­dren Don, Ivanka and Eric - who were on the board of the foun­da­tion will un­dergo train­ing to be made aware of how char­i­ties func­tion.

“Mr. Trump’s fidu­ciary duty breaches in­cluded al­low­ing his cam­paign to or­ches­trate the Fundraiser, al­low­ing his cam­paign, in­stead of the Foun­da­tion, to di­rect dis­tri­bu­tion of the Funds, and us­ing the Fundraiser and dis­tri­bu­tion of the Funds to fur­ther Mr. Trump’s po­lit­i­cal cam­paign,” New York Supreme Court Jus­tice Sal­liann Scarpulla wrote in a seven-page or­der.

She was re­fer­ring to a fundraiser Trump had held in Jan­uary 2016 in Iowa for mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. The event had raised $2.8 mil­lion, which Trump at his ral­lies be­fore the Iowa cau­cus.

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