New York Attorney General Investigation

Memorandum of Law in Support of OAG’s Petition

September 30, 2019

Filing Summary

The OAG makes its legal arguments in favor of forcing Ackerman’s compliance with the subpoena.

Key Points

  • The OAG notes that as part of its investigation, it is reviewing the NRA’s “transactions with outside vendors, including its transactions with [Ackerman].” (Pg. 9.) OAG also notes that “the NRA’s public filings have raised substantial questions about its governance and expenditures, including in regard to [Ackerman].” (Pg. 9.)
  • According to the OAG brief, the NRA’s 2017 IRS Form 990 differed in substantial and relevant detail from the NRA’s filings in prior years. (Pg. 12.)
  • The OAG states that the NRA’s conduct “has had the effect of delaying [Ackerman’s] compliance and preventing the OAG from getting information in a manner that does not compromise the integrity of the investigation.” (Pg. 14.)
  • The OAG argues that the NDA found in the NRA-Ackerman contract is void as against public policy because it “would preclude a party from reporting a crime or cooperating with law enforcement.” (Pg. 20.)