Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising in NY

Trump Foundation ordered to stop fundraising in NY

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Donald Trump prepares for a television interview after debating fellow Republican presidential candidates at Saint Anselm College. Manchester, N.H. February 6, 2016. Photo: Luke Vargas/Talk Media News
Donald Trump prepares for a television interview after debating fellow Republican presidential candidates at Saint Anselm College. Manchester, N.H. February 6, 2016. Photo: Luke Vargas/Talk Media News

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) –The New York Attorney General’s office is ordering the Donald J. Trump Foundation to stop soliciting third-party donations in the state.

New York Charities Bureau Chief James G. Sheehan said in a letter that the Republican presidential candidate’s troubled foundation has solicited donations without properly registering with the state, an act that would have required the group to provide audited financial statements.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the foundation had failed to file the proper paperwork to solicit over $25,000 in third-party donations.

The letter notes that the foundation has 15 days to provide financial information from 2016 and any other year the group failed to register.

Monday’s news is not the first time the foundation has landed in hot water this campaign.

The foundation has come under fire for inappropriately giving a $25,000 donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and using foundation funds to settle legal fees accrued by Trump.

Trump himself has not donated to the charity since 2008.

The Trump campaign has not issued a response to the cease and desist order.

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