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NRA leaders defend bankruptcy petition in court hearing, saying the move is necessary to protect the [View all]

Source: Washington Post

By Tom Hamburger
April 6, 2021 at 5:56 p.m. EDT


Top NRA officials and their lawyers defended the organization’s decision to seek bankruptcy protection during a contentious, high-stakes federal court hearing in Dallas this week, saying the move is necessary in the face of what they describe as a politically motivated investigation by the state of New York.

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has argued that the gun rights organization is improperly pursuing bankruptcy to avoid a sweeping lawsuit filed last year accusing the group of fiscal mismanagement.

“The process Mr. LaPierre ­followed to file this bankruptcy case is itself a master class in bad faith and dishonest conduct,” Monica Connell, an assistant New York attorney general, said in court Monday, contending that ­NRA chief executive Wayne La­Pierre concealed the bankruptcy plan from the NRA board and its general counsel until after it was announced.

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Recent court filings have shown that the group was informed by the IRS that it owes $3.4 million in taxes dating to 2014, and that it paid for mosquito control at LaPierre’s home, citing the expense as intended for “security purposes.” In a deposition filed over the weekend, ­LaPierre said he took refuge on a Hollywood producer’s 108-foot yacht in recent years after receiving threats in the wake of mass shootings.

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