The attorney general for the District of Columbia will continue investigating whether Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misspent more than $1 million.
The AG’s office has a civil lawsuit against the inaugural committee and the Trump Organization and this month, the case was forced into mediation. This is a deal-making session in which a neutral negotiator tries to get opposing sides to come to some agreement.
According to court records, the closed-door meeting resulted in
“no agreement reached.”
The reason? Investigators are dead set on seeing this case through to the very end, according to The Daily Beast.
The DC AG claims the Trump Organization and Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. over-billed the nonprofit inauguration committee and were
The office wants the judge to force the return of $1.08 million in
“misspent charitable funds.”
(The AG’s office wants to award that money to another civic-minded nonprofit of its choosing.)
Racine’s office is seeking a similar outcome to the victory that New York’s attorney general had in 2018 over the Trump Foundation, forcing it to disband and hand over money to other charities.
This case is one of several investigations into Trump and his company since his departure from the White House.
The most advanced probe seems to be the criminal tax fraud case in New York against the Trump Organization. Another is in Fulton County, Georgia, where Trump and his political associates are accused of meddling with the state’s tabulation of 2020 election results.
As the cliché goes, #FollowTheMoney. SEE YOU IN COURT!
DA is watching and waiting— Patti Rod (@pattirod55) July 20, 2021
In due course or Subsequently!
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(Photo, Trump Hotels; via The Daily Beast)