Calling the gun group “a personal piggy bank” for executives, Letitia James laid out a pattern of financial mismanagement, many details of which were first reported by The Trace.
Bang for the Buck33 Stories
The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful special interest groups in America. We’re investigating how it spends its money.
Marketing firm Ackerman McQueen said it would “not tolerate” further contact between NRA Chief of Staff Josh Powell and its employees — and that the gun group's reaction drove their professional split.
The gun group’s lawyer said “not a cent” of the nonprofit’s money was spent on helping executive Wayne LaPierre’s house hunt. But accountants flagged a $70,000 payment for doing just that.
In a newly obtained document, the accountant raised ethical and billing concerns about the law firm of William A. Brewer III, whose fees totaled $24 million in a year.
Using fraudulent invoices, Woody Phillips diverted more than $1 million from a consulting firm to his personal account.
How vendors and executives are bleeding the gun group dry.
The gun group's foundation directed at least $180K to a nonprofit run by Susan LaPierre, who also asked NRA vendors to contribute.
The gun group has blamed its money problems on its longtime marketing firm, but a newly unearthed document shows that the financial improprieties reach further.
The request for documents from NRA head Wayne LaPierre, former president Oliver North, and PR agency Ackerman McQueen is another sign of trouble for the group.
One board member suggests otherwise, as reformers fume over a new rule they say is designed to snuff out change.
The embattled executive vice president survived a final leadership challenge as the tumultuous 2019 NRA convention drew to a close.
As New York’s attorney general announces a new investigation, the group’s board appears to rally behind Wayne LaPierre.