The Denver Post

JUDGE DISMISSES NRA BANKRUPTCY CASE IN BLOW TO GUN GROUP

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A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Associatio­n’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.

The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporat­e in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquarte­red in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporat­ed in the state.

Judge Harlin Hale said in a written order that he was dismissing the case because he found the bankruptcy was not filed in good faith.

During the case, top executive Wayne LaPierre acknowledg­ed putting the NRA into Chapter 11 bankruptcy without the knowledge or assent of most of its board and other top officers.

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