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Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:13 AM
Updated: Monday, October 03, 2016 @ 1:36 PM
— The New York attorney general filed suit Thursday against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
The suit claims the president and his family used the nonprofit organization to pay off his businesses’ debts and stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at his 2016 campaign events, according to filings.
Attorney General Barbara Underwood is calling for Trump to pay at least $2.8 million in penalties and restitution and distribute any remaining assets be distributed to other charities. Underwood has asked a judge to dissolve the foundation.
In September 2017, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into the charitable foundation "to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York," Schneiderman said at the time.
That investigation began after a 2013 campaign contribution to Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, was traced back to Trump and his foundation.
Here’s what you need to know about the Donald J. Trump Foundation:
About the Foundation
It was started in 1988 to, according to Trump, give away some of the money made from sale of his book, “The Art of the Deal.”
It’s assets are modest – the largest amount of money in it at any one time was $3.2 million (2009). Its lowest point was in 2007, the foundation’s assets were $4,238. It had about a $1.3 million at last report (2014).
No paid staff; the board is made up of Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and one Trump Organization employee. The Trumps report they each spend 30 minutes a week on foundation work.
Where does the money come from?
Not Donald Trump, apparently. The last time he donated to the foundation was in 2008, according to tax records that go through 2014. That is not to say he has not donated in 2015 or 2016, those records have not been released. The money is donated by others and is doled out to people who request donations.
According to David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post, the money has come from a variety of donors who don’t wish to talk about donating. What Fahrenthold has found out from tax filings is that:
How much has Trump given?
Trump has given a total of $5.4 million to the foundation through 2014.
Who gets the money? How much?
The donations have generally been small, by foundation standards - $5,000 to $15,000 - and have often gone to organizations that have done business with Trump.
Here are a few of the larger donations made by the foundation through the years:
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:20 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.
Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.
Officials at the California Earthquake Center told USA Today the induced quake likely generated a 2 on the Richter scale and would have gone unnoticed by the public if it were a typical earthquake.
Germany became the third defending champion to lose in its opening match in the last 16 years. Mexico next plays Korea Republic June 23.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 10:55 PM
OSAKA, Japan — A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least two dead and 41 injured.
The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
PM Abe stresses rescuing lives is of utmost importance. He tells reporters at 0859 local time an hour after the big earthquake in Osaka.He says the government is trying to gather information on damage, prepare for rescue and relief, and inform the latest to the public— michiyo ishida (@MichiyoCNA) June 18, 2018
There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times.
Kansai Electric Power Co. said nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 8:42 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 54-year-old Indonesian woman is dead after villagers say a 23-foot python swallowed her whole.
According to The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, Wa Tiba of Muna Island disappeared Thursday after leaving her village, Persiapan Lawela, to tend to her garden. The next day, searchers discovered a "snake with a bloated belly" and some of Tiba's things near the garden, said the village's chief, known by the single name Faris, the AP reported.
Faris said villagers killed the python and cut it open, the AP reported. They then "found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes," Faris said.
Graphic photos and videos posted online appeared to show the woman's body being extracted from the dead python.
This isn't the first time a python has swallowed a person in Indonesia, where such snakes are common, AFP reported. A farmer died under similar circumstances in March 2017 on the island of Sulawesi, according to the news service.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:24 PM
— Police are responding to reports of a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington.
The fire department told KIRO7.com they are calling it a "mass casualty incident" and confirmed at least two people were shot.
#BREAKING: a SHOOTING at the #Tumwater Walmart. Thurston County dispatch tells me at least two people shot, could be more. Scene started outside and ended up inside. Fire department is calling this a “mass casulty incident.” I’m on my way. @KIRO7Seattle— Deedee Sun (@DeedeeKIRO7) June 18, 2018