Another Trump scandal has been exposed. According to an investigation published by the Washington Post, Friday, Trump’s charitable foundation has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public.
Legal documents provided by the state attorney general’s office show that the Trump foundation – which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family – may have raised money in violation of the law.
Under NY state law, charities that solicit donations from others in New York must register under article “7A” for its article heading. However, In this 2014 paperwork filed with New York State’s attorney general, Donald Trump’s charitable foundation did not register as a “7A” charity. check out the official image below:
According to the Post, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) could order the charity to stop raising money immediately. And, with a court’s permission, Schneiderman could also force Trump to return money that his foundation has already raised.
Court documents revealed that the foundation received more than $2.3 million from companies that owed money to Trump or one of his businesses — but that were instructed to pay the foundation instead – which is tax evasion – according to people familiar with those transactions.
In the meantime, the Republican presidential nominee drastically reduced his gifts. Tax records show that, since 2008, Trump stopped giving altogether while the Trump Foundation received more than $4.3 million — from other donors since that time.