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NY Judges Orders Trump to Pay $2 m in Damages to Charities

On Thursday, a New York judge ordered Trump to pay 2 million dollars for using his former charity to further his political and business interests.

Many other legal actions have engulfed Trump in recent times. However, it further added to the president’s legal woes.

The judge of the New York Supreme Court asked him to pay the damages to a group of the non-profit organization.

The state attorney, General James filed this lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

He filed the lawsuit against Trump Foundation in June last year. He accused him of persistent illegal conduct.

Moreover, he also included the improper coordination between the charity and Trump’s campaign team during his 2016 White House bid.

As a result, Trump agreed to shut down his personal charity in December but the suit moved ahead. The prosecutor sought millions of dollars in penalties.

James said in a statement that the ruling was a major victory in the efforts to protect charitable assets.

Further, he asserted to hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gains.

Moreover, the suit accused Trump of using foundation funds to settle lawsuits, promote his Trump-branded hotels.

The accusations also include the usage of funds for personal spending, such as the purchase of a portrait of him to display at one of his golf clubs.

It also said that in early 2016 while Trump was running for president, he organized a Trump fundraiser foundation. But it was actually a campaign event.

Trump’s response

In response to it, Trump accused James of deliberately mischaracterizing the settlement for political gain.

He said that the resolution of the case was not the damages, but simply donations to charities.

He further said that every penny of 19 million dollars of the Trump foundation went to hundreds of charitable causes with almost no expenses.

The ruling was the third legal setback Trump suffered in his native New York this week.

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